Sayema Hasan, the assistant commissioner (land) of Jashore's Monirampur, has been withdrawn today as she forced two elderly people to do squats holding their ears.
Confirming the matter to The Business Standard, Deputy Commissioner Shafiul Arif said, "Sayema should not have done such thing to the elderly persons. She has been closed to my office."
The AC (Land) came into light on Friday after a photo, showing she humiliated two elderly persons for not wearing mask, went viral on social media.
Bangladesh went into 10-day lockdown since March 26 to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus as the country witnessed five deaths from the deadly virus.
Besides, policemen have also been seen beating people up with sticks and using other forms of physical punishment for not wearing mask and ignoring social distancing in different districts.
After watching few photos and videos on social media where policemen were seen to beating and humiliating people on the streets, Inspector General of Police (IGP) Dr Mohammad Javed Patwary instructed policemen to be humble and behave more professionally while handling the situation to maintain social distancing to curb Covid-19 spread in the country.
What happened in Monirampur?
A mobile court's punishment to three elderly men to hold their ears with their hands in public for not using masks in Monirampur upazila in Jashore district went viral on social media and sparked huge criticism.
The mobile court led by executive magistrate and assistant commissioner (Land) Sayema Hasan conducted the drive in different areas in the upazila on Friday afternoon.
During their drive, the mobile court punished the three elderly men including a van driver and a vegetable vendor in Chinatola Bazar for not using masks.
The executive magistrate also captured a photo of the punishment in public.
The photo sparked huge criticism on social media at night.