A 35-year-old man who had shaved his of his 23-year-old wife’s head after finding a hair in his breakfast in Bangladesh got arrested.
Bablu Mondal, 35, found a human hair on the rice and milk breakfast his wife prepared for him. He became angry seeing the hair and blamed the of his 23-year-old wife. He then took a blade and forcibly shaved the head of the wife.
Following a raid in his village in the northwestern district of Joypurhat, Mondal was arrested and charged with “voluntarily causing grievous hurt”, an offence that carries a maximum sentence of 14 years in jail, and also for “outraging the modesty” of his 23-year-old wife.
He was charged with “voluntarily causing grievous hurt”, an offence that carries a maximum sentence of 14 years in jail.
The incident invited outrage from rights activists against assault on women in the country. In April this year, angry protests erupted in Bangladesh after a teen girl was burned alive at her school for filing a harassment complaint against her headmaster.
An organisation called Bangladesh Mahila Parishad had reported at least 592 cases of abuse in the first six months of 2018.
Rights groups warned violence against women was rising in the conservative nation, saying the incident highlights growing repression of women in Bangladesh despite laws to protect them from abuse and assault.