Police have arrested a woman in Joypurhat’s Khetlal Upazila for allegedly tying up a child to a tree and torturing her in public.
The arrestee was identified as Beli Begum, a local tea stall owner.
On Sunday Beli was produced before the court, confirmed Joypurhat additional superintendent of police Tariqul Islam.
According to locals, the incident occurred on Saturday around 5 pm at Dhantala-Chaumuhoni Bazar of the upazila.
When tea stall owner Beli found Tk 200 missing from the cash counter she suspected the nine-year-old school girl. She grabbed the child when she was playing with her children.
Beli slapped and beat the girl and later tied her to a tree.
After a video of the torture went viral on social media police went to the spot, rescued the child and held the torturer Beli Begum.
Khetlal police on Saturday night filed a case against Beli and another woman Rahima Begum in this regard.
However, police have not yet been able to arrest Rahima Begum.