A jealous Bangladeshi husband, Rafiqul Islam, 30, blindfolded his wife, Hawa Akhter, 21, and chopped off her fingers as she began studying for a degree without his permission. When Rafiqul blindfolded his wife, he taped her mouth and told her he has a surprise for her. The husband made her hold out her hand and cut of all five fingers.
Her fingers were thrown in the dustbin by one of his relatives so that doctors could not find to reattach them.
The Bangladesh police chief, Mohammed Saluddin, informed that Akhtar’s husband confessed to the crime after he was arrested in Bangladesh capital Dhaka. Rafiqul will face charges of permanent disfiguration.
The Human Rights groups are demanding life imprisonment for him. “He was enraged. He was jealous because while he only had a grade eight standard education, she was off to college to pursue higher studies,” said Saluddin.
Akhtar is currently staying with her parents. She is learning to write with her left hand and wants to resume her studies.
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