Mill worker ar­rested for tor­tur­ing boy to death

The Myanmar Times - - World -

Bangladesh po­lice ar­rested a spin­ning mill worker for al­legedly tor­tur­ing a nine-year-old boy to death with an air com­pres­sor. Sa­gar Bar­man died of in­ter­nal in­juries in a hos­pi­tal here af­ter eight work­ers were in­volved in forc­ing the com­pres­sor into the boy’s rec­tum and turn­ing on the ma­chine. The boy also worked at the Zubaida Tex­tile Mills in Rup­ganj town, one of mil­lions of child labour­ers in im­pov­er­ished Bangladesh, many em­ployed in hazardous in­dus­tries.

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