Monday, 27 June 2011

Torture on Rumana; Sumon sent to jail

A Dhaka Court yesterday (June 26) sent Hasan Sayeed Sumon, who tortured his wife Rumana Manzur and damaged her eyes, to jail rejecting separate prayers for bail and remand.
Metropolitan Magistrate Shahriar Mahmud Adnan passed the order while Detective Branch (DB) of Police produced Sumon before the court seeking a fresh seven-day remand to interrogate him and Sumon's lawyers prayed for bail.
Investigation Officer of DB Police Bahauddin Faruki demanded the fresh remand saying that it was necessary for proper investigation of the case.
Rumana Manzur, an assistant professor of the International Relations department of Dhaka University, lost her eyesight as Sumon pushed his fingers into the eyes at his father-in-law's residence at capital's Dhanmondi on June 5. Sumon also gnawed Rumana's nose, cheek, lips, throat and head.
Rumana is now undergoing treatment at capital's LabAid Hospital. Earlier, on June 14, she was taken to India for better treatment of her eyes. But the eye specialists of Sankara Netralaya in Chennai could not come up with any help.
Arrested on June 15 in a case filed for severely assaulting his wife, Sumon had been interrogated for six days during remands approved by courts in four phases.
Rumana's father Manzur Hossain said doctors are now giving Rumana treatment to avoid infection in her eyes and to recover from other injuries.
Bikalpadhara Bangladesh President AQM Badruddoza Chowdhury in a press release yesterday protested the torture on Rumana. He demanded exemplary punishment to torturer Sumon and hoped quick recovery of Rumana.
Daily Star 

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