A Muslim cleric has been arrested in northwest Bangladesh following the death of a woman who was publicly caned as punishment by an Islamic court for an extra-martial affair.
Local police chief Azizul Haq Sarker said Sufia Begum, 50, was accused of having an affair with her stepson and sentenced by a religious court in her village in Rajshahi district.
He said: “Village elders tied 10 canes together and beat her legs.”
The woman who carried out the beating for the elders has also been arrested.
Begum was whipped 40 times on November 12..................