Dhaka – An apartment owner Dhaka was arrested for allegedly forcing her tenants to stay outdoor overnight along with their children in the lockdown hit capital Dhaka over the failure in the month’s rental payment, police said on Wednesday.
Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) unit of the police arrested Noor Akhter Shampa, 45, the apartment owner in Dhaka’s central Panthapath area, after one of her tenants complained that he along with her family were thrown away from their home.
The arrest come days after the tenant filed a complaint with Kalabagan police station, battalion officer Parvez Arefin said.
The landlady forced her tenants, including a two-month old child, out of the building and locked it from inside on Sunday night after they failed to pay the monthly rent for March, the officer said according to the complaint.
She did not pay heed to police request allow the renter in, forcing the five-member family of the tenant to stay outdoor for hours. Later, police rescued them, served food and sent to their relatives’ home in the city.
The landlady went into hiding after the incident, but the RAB continued to trace her, and eventually captured at Dhanmondi area.
Police have requested the residents to call them for help if they fall in such situation amid the lockdown after reports that a number of home owners have asked health workers living in their apartments to quit over novel coronavirus fear.