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    Bangladesh man 'admits' cutting off wife's fingers

    Human rights groups in Bangladesh have demanded a severe punishment for the husband of a young wife who allegedly cut off most of her right hand.

    Police say Rafiqul Islam, 30, attacked her because she pursued higher education without his permission.

    They say Mr Islam, a migrant worker, admitted to the crime shortly after returning home from the Gulf.

    However there has been no independent confirmation from the suspect that he carried out the attack.

    The incident is one of a number of acts of domestic violence targeting educated women in recent months.

    Police say that Mr Islam, who works in the United Arab Emirates, tied up his 21-year-old wife, Hawa Akther Jui, earlier this month. He then taped her mouth and cut off the five fingers.

    Doctors say the fingers cannot be re-attached and it appears that Ms Akther will have to live with permanent disfigurement.

    Rafiqul Islam is reported to have confessed to the crime "After he came back to Bangladesh, he wanted to have a discussion with me. Suddenly, he blindfolded me and tied my hand," Ms Akther told the BBC's Anbarasan Ethirajan from the town of Narsingdi.

    "He also taped my mouth saying that he would give me some surprise gifts. But, instead he cut off my fingers."

    She said her husband, who is not well educated, did not approve of her enrolling in a college for higher studies.

    During their earlier telephone conversations, she said, he warned her of "severe consequences" if she went against his word.

    "Doctors said my fingers could be re-attached within six hours but he refused to give them. After that time, another relative of my husband threw the fingers in a dustbin.

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    Mr Islam
    i'm not one for racial stereotyping, but in this case i'm prepared to make an exception.
    allah akhbar !!!

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    fawk. jail him and throw away the key.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Looper
    "He also taped my mouth saying that he would give me some surprise gifts. But, instead he cut off my fingers."
    Aaaahhh Who said romance was dead?

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