Ten-year-old girl fighting for life after being ‘abused’

Published: August 24, 2018 17:05:18 | Updated: August 25, 2018 12:12:32

A ten-year-old girl is fighting for life at a hospital in Narail after being reportedly abused massively during her employment earlier as a domestic help in Dhaka.

The bed-ridden girl, Roksana, is being provided food, oxygen and other amenities through artificial means as her body is not being able to sustain treatment naturally, said the doctors.

Her relatives alleged that her eight-month stint as a domestic help in Dhaka was filled by medieval abuses by her employers, reports UNB.

Roksana was recruited through Saleha Begum, an acquaintance of her family, who took her to work at the house of Asadullah and his wife Sonia in Dhaka's Tipu Sultan Road of Wari area.

Roksana faced various types of cruelty including sexual abuse during her employment.

When her physical condition deteriorated on August 17, she was admitted to Dhaka's United Hospital, after which she was handed over to her family.

Two days later, she was taken to Narail Sadar Hospital.

Resident medical officer of the Sadar Hospital Dr Mashiur Rahman Babu said Roksana's body bears all the evidence of abuse and she is still not out of danger level.

Meanwhile, Roksana's father Rasel Sheikh has filed a case on August 22 with Lohagara Police Station accusing Asadullah, his wife Sonia and his brother-in-law Ibrahim for abusing his daughter.

Officer-in-charge of Lohagara Police Station Prabir Biswas said an investigation slip has been dispatched to Dhaka's Wari Police Station and others to trace the accused who have been reported to be absconding.

Narail Police Superintendent Jasim Uddi said action will be taken against the accused .

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