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Police yesterday sent a domestic help, who was allegedly raped and tortured by her employer earlier this month, to Dhaka Medical College Hospital for treatment as per a High Court order.

Deputy Attorney General Mokhlesur Rahman told The Daily Star that he has already informed the court about her hospitalisation to the One-stop Crisis Centre (OCC).

According to reports of the Bangla daily Kaler Kantho in the recent days, Kazal Mollah, a politically influential person at Kapasia in Gazipur, raped the girl, aged around 18, while his wife tortured her brutally in their house.

Kazal claimed to be the assistant private secretary (APS) to ruling Awami League lawmaker Simin Hossain Rimi. But the lawmaker said Kazal Mollah was neither her APS nor her relative, according to reports.

Yesterday, the court also ordered the government authorities concerned to take necessary steps for physical and mental treatment of the girl.

After hearing a writ petition, the HC bench comprised of Justice Naima Haider and Justice Zafar Ahmed said Bangladesh National Women Lawyers' Association (BNWLA) will supervise her treatment at the OCC.

It also fixed January 24 for passing further orders on the issue.

Earlier, the court recorded the statements of the victim after Kapasia police produced her before the bench as per its January 20 order.

Victim's father, Deputy Attorney General Mokhlesur Rahman, writ petitioner Salma Ali, also executive director of BNWLA, and her lawyer Fawzia Karim Feroze were present in the judges' chamber during recording of her statement.

Salma Ali filed the petition on January 20 with the HC following the newspaper reports, and prayed to the court to pass necessary orders.

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