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MJF condemns torture of minor domestic help in city

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Health Desk-20 July, 2020: Rights group Manusher Jonno Foundation (MJF) has condemned torture on 10-year old domestic help in the capital. On Saturday, police arrested a couple for abusing the girl on a regular basis. She was recruited about a year ago and the couple had been treating her in an inhumane way, according to police. In a statement, MJF urged the government to formulate the Domestic Help Safety and Welfare Police 2015 into an act immediately, to ensure well-being of domestic help workers.

According to a recent report by MJF, it is said that a total of 14 underage domestic helps were tortured in 2019. Besides, 22 domestic workers have so far been victim of torture in this year, and 10 of them were killed by torture. Most of them were aged between 13 years and 18 years. Quoting Ain o Salish Kendra, the statement said some were killed after rape and torture while some died by suicide.