Human chain in Jamalpur to protest killing of domestic worker

Published : 15 Jul 2023 09:21 PM

Human Rights Defender Network, Jamalpur district branch of Unyan Sangh's Power Project has formed a human chain in Jamalpur to protest the recent killing of domestic worker Tamanna in Dhaka and to demand exemplary punishment for the culprits.

An hour-long human chain was held at Dayamoyi intersection of the city at 11 am on Saturday.  

President of Human Rights Defender Network and Jamalpur Online Journalist Network Jahangir Selim spoke under the chairmanship of Unyan Sangh Assistant Director Program Murshed Iqbal, Power Project Project Coordinator Jotsna Akhtar, Sanak President Ajay Kumar Pal, Cultural activist Liton Tarafder, Domestic worker, Nachima Akhtar, Unyan Sangh District Manager. 

Liton Sarkar, Member Secretary of HRD Network Arju Miah, Journalist Sharif etc.  Meanwhile, the speakers demanded that those involved in Tamanna's murder be swiftly brought under the law and exemplary punishment, as well as the inclusion of the domestic workers in the labor law and the establishment of dignity. 

It is known that the domestic worker Tamanna was insulted by accusations of theft, her salary was withheld, she was tortured mentally and physically.  At one point he was thrown from a tall building.  Tamannaah died after a week in the hospital on July 1.  This incident is clearly a violation of human rights. According to reports published on June 24 in various media, Tamanna, a member of a poor family, was working as a domestic worker in the house of householder Aktaruzzaman in Rupnagar, Dhaka.  After torturing him, the police arrested Aktaruzzaman, the householder, on the charge of throwing him from the roof of the 9th floor with the intention of killing him.  Tamanna battled death at Dhaka Medical College Hospital and died under treatment on July 1.