Viral: Woman tortured for failing to pay interest on loan
March 18, 2021, 04:26 AM
by UNB NEWS
Publish- March 18, 2021, 04:26 AM
Update- March 18, 2021, 04:58 AM
A video went viral in social media platforms Wednesday, of a woman tied against a tree and getting verbally as well as physically assaulted. One of the few pieces of information that could be gleaned was that the video was shot in Chakaria, one of the upazilas within the district of Cox's Bazar.
Our correspondent in the district has since confirmed the woman is a housewife named Nur Ayesha, and the man Shawkat Alam, belong to the same village in Chakaria. The incident occurred only a day back for her inability to pay the interest on a loan taken from Alam.
Ayesha is the wife of day labourer Ali Hossain of Hafalia Katastha Sabuj Para in Ward 8 of Baraitali Union of the upazila.
After the video went viral police failed to arrest Shawkat and instead took his father Zaheer Alam into custody.