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22nd-Sep-2015

Tortured housemaid testified against cricketer Shahadat

By Agency


The minor housemaid Mafuza Akter Happy, who was allegedly tortured by her employer national cricket team pacer Kazi Shahadat Hossain and his wife Nritto Shahadat, testified in the court against the duo.
Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Snigdha Rani Chakraborty recorded the testimony of the 11-year-old house help from 3.00pm to 4.00pm on Monday. The court later sent the housemaid to Victim Support Centre.
Earlier on September 6, Shahadat had filed a general dairy with Mirpur Police Station regarding his house help Mafuza Akter Happy going missing.
Later in the evening the maid was rescued from city's Pallabi area and taken to Mirpur Police Station. The maid, appeared to have a swollen black eye, had alleged that she was regularly tortured by Shahadat and his wife Nritto Shahadat while she was working at their house.
Following her complaints, a local journalist filed a case against the national cricketer with the police station under Women & Children Repression Prevention Act. Police then started the process of arresting Shahadat Hossain.
Later Police raided the house of the pace bowler and his wife but did not find the couple there. Police, however, are continuing their affords to arrest the pacer and his wife who are now absconding.