The deceased Laily (17) was employed six months back by Farzana Islam, a teacher of accounting at Bir Sreshtha Noor Mohammad Public College.
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Atikul Biswas Mukul, sub-inspector of New Market Police Station, said that on information, they recovered the body from the teacher’s flat on the third-floor of teachers’ residential building.
Police prepared an inquest report and sent the body to Dhaka Medical College Hospital for autopsy.
According to the inquest report, Laily had bruises on her lips, hip and both legs; cut marks on her chin; and scars on her neck.
Her legs had blisters, it added.
The SI said victim’s mother Shyamola Begum filed a murder case in this regard with New Market Police Station.
“I talked to my daughter nearly two weeks ago but only for one or two minutes. My daughter told me that her employer was sitting beside her when she was taking to me,” Shyamola said, adding the teacher tortured her daughter to death.