Bangladeshi shaved wife's head after finding hair in food

Woman with a bald head. A Bangladeshi man forcibly shaved his wife's head after finding a hair in his breakfast. FILE PHOTO | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Bablu Mondal, 35,forcibly shaved the head of his 23-year-old wife after finding a hair in his breakfast.
  • He was charged with "voluntarily causing grievous hurt", an offence that carries a maximum sentence of 14 years in jail.
  • Activists say the incident highlights growing repression of women in Bangladesh despite laws to protect them from abuse and sexual assault.

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