A 10-year-old child labourer died after his adult colleagues pushed an air compressor line into his rectum, it has been reported.
Sagar Barman, a child worker at a textile factory in Rupganj, Bangladesh, was rushed to hospital by his own father after the sickening assault. Ratan barman, who also worked at the factory, was told that someone was attacking his son and ran to find the boy with a bloated stomach.
A doctor at Dhaka Medical College Hospital said the child may have died because of air inserted through the rectum. Dr Firoz Ahmed told the Dhaka Tribune : “We will be able to give you details after the autopsy. The body has been sent to the morgue.”
Sub Inspector Tanvir Hossain of the Rupganj Police Station said police had canvassed workers at the factory.
“We spoke to the workers but could not get any names. The family is in Dhaka Medical and we are in contact with them. Details will be learned after a case is filed,” he said.