Authorities in Bangladesh arrested a 35-year-old man for forcibly shaving the head of his wife after finding a hair in a meal that he was eating.
The police arrested Bablu Mondal, a resident of a village in Joypurhat, Bangladesh.
The incident came to light after the residents of the village informed the incident to the police, which led to an investigation.
According to Shahriar Khan, a local police inspector, the husband found a piece of hair on the breakfast he was eating.
Officer Khan added the husband became angry after seeing the hair and blamed the wife. The 35-year-old husband reportedly took a blade and shaved the head of her wife.
Bablu Mondal is currently facing a “voluntarily causing grievous hurt” charge, if found guilty, he could spend up to 14 years in jail.
Mondal is also charged with outraging the modesty of his wife, who is 23-years-old.
The news comes amidst the ongoing discussions from women’s rights groups about the rise of violence against women in Bangladesh.
According to activists in Bangladesh, 3 rapes per day were reported in the first 6 months of this year.
The activists said the incident highlights the growth of women being assaulted in the country, despite having laws that swear to protect the women of their country from being abused or sexually assaulted.
According to a report, 630 women were raped from January to June this year, in which 37 were killed after being raped, and 7 committed suicide.
This is not the first time an incident like this has happened in the country.
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