Rapist spared, victim lashed

| 27/01/2010

(The Daily Star): Eight months after being raped, a 16-year-old in Bangladesh was given 101 lashes as "punishment". A village arbitration found her guilty and issued the 101 lashes fatwa (religious edict) but amazingly left alleged rapist Enamul Mia, 20, untouched. The arbitration also fined the victim’s father Tk 1,000 and issued another fatwa that her family would be forced into isolation if he failed to pay up. Village matbar (local leader) Delwar Hossain alias Ullashi executed the durra (lashes) on January 17. Family sources said Enamul Mia of Gabbari used to eve-tease the girl on her way to school. He raped her April last year. Fearing the shame, the girl did not disclose the incident.

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