A case has been filed against five workers of a poultry, cattle and fish feed factory in Sirajganj's Kamarkhand upazila for torturing a minor co-worker by pumping air into his body through the rectum.
The victim's mother Bobita Khatun filed the case with Kamarkhan police station on Wednesday, 20 days after the torture.
The accused are Md Jakirul Islam, 18, Md Abdul Awal, 40, Abdul Hamid, 50, Muktar Hossain and Md Wazed Ali, 55. All of them are workers of the factory run by ACI Agrovet Private Limited.
The 15-year-old victim is the son of Ilias Ali from Sadar upazila’s Beel Gajaria village.
The boy was treated at Shaheed Ziaur Rahman Medical College Hospital in Bogra. He was released on Tuesday.
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According to the complainant, the minor locked into an altercation with his fellow worker Zakirul over cleaning the office room in the morning on July 15.
At one point, his coworkers forcefully pumped a large amount of air into his rectum with a vacuum cleaner.
Similar incidents of child torture by inserting objects into the rectum have frequently been reported over the last couple of years.
A child, Rakibul Islam, was killed on August 13, 2015 when three adults pumped air through his rectum in a garage in Khulna city’s Tutpara area.
On July 24, 2016, a 10-year-old boy named Sagar Barman was killed in the same manner at Zobaida Textiles in Rupganj upazila of Narayanganj district.
And on December 14 of the same year, 17-year-old Md Yamin succumbed to his injuries at Dhaka Medical College Hospital after being allegedly tortured in the same style by his co-workers at a spinning mill in Narayanganj’s Sonargaon area.