Bizarre it will sound, but a Bangladeshi man has forcibly shaved his wife’s head after he found a strand of hair in his breakfast. The incident took place at a village in the northwestern district of Joypurhat, according to reports.

The husband, Bablu Mondal, 35, has been arrested. The incident triggered protests from rights group which complained of violence against women rising in Bangladesh.

As it happened, Bablu found a strand of human hair in the rice-milk breakfast that his wife prepared for him. Instantly, he got angry and took a blade and shaved her head. He was 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, reports said.

According to the report,  activists said that the incident highlights growing censorship of women though there are laws to protect them. An average of three rapes take place.

A rights group said that of the 630 women raped between January and June, about 37 were killed while seven others took their own life. There were also 105 instances of attempted rape.


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