A former domestic worker for the consul general of Bangladesh has sued him and his wife in New York, saying he was lured to America with false promises of $3,000 monthly wages and then was forced to work in oppressive conditions.
Mashud Parves Rana filed the lawsuit on Friday in Manhattan federal court.
The lawsuit said Consul General Monirul Islam and his wife, Fahima Tahsina Prova, forced Mr. Rana to work 17-hour days without a day off for more than 18 months. Mr. Rana alleged the couple wouldn’t let him leave their two Manhattan homes and threatened to beat him or kill him if he left.
The lawsuit seeks unspecified damages.