• Tuesday, May 24, 2022

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Four arrested as Bangladesh teenager raped, head shaved

The rape victim and her mother lay in a stretcher next to Bangladeshi police for protection at hospital.

By: Eastern Eye Staff

Bangladesh police have arrested four men over the rape of a teenager whose head was shaved as punishment by the accused’s wife in a case that has shocked the conservative country, an official said Sunday. Police detained the four men including Tufan Sarker, a unionist linked to the ruling Awami League party, after pictures of the victim and her mother at hospital with shaved heads caused outrage. A manhunt is still underway for Sarker’s wife Asha Khatun, who is accused of dragging the teenager and her mother to their home, beating them and forcibly shaving their heads. Sarker, 25, has been…

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