Man Finds Hair in Food; Shaves Wife’s Head
DHAKA: A Bangladesh man forcibly shaved his wife’s head after finding his wife’s hair in his breakfast, police said on Tuesday.
As right groups warned violence against women was rising in the conservative Muslim nation, police raided a village in the district of Joypurhat.
The villagers told officers about the incident, and then the police arrested 35-year-old Bablu Mondal.
“He found a human hair on the rice and milk breakfast his wife prepared for him,” local police chief Shahriar Khan told.
Khan said, “He became angry seeing the hair and blamed the wife. He then took a blade and forcibly shaved the head of the wife.”
Bablu was charged with “voluntarily causing grievous hurt”. This offence carries a maximum sentence of 14 years in jail. He has also been charged for “outraging the modesty” of his 23-year-old wife, Khan said.
Despite laws to protect women from abuse and sexual assault, the incident emphasizes the growing oppression of women in Bangladesh.
There are an average three rapes a day in first six months of the year, told local rights-group Ain o Salish Kendra.
630 women raped between January and June and 37 were killed after the assault, the organization said.
The organization adds seven others took their own life and there are also 105 instances of attempted rape.
In April, massive protest breakout after a schoolgirl, 19, was burned to death on her headteacher’s order after she reported for sexually harassing her.