A teenage female student and her mother had their heads shaved by the wife of the man who raped the daughter, causing outrage in Bangladesh, the Gateway Pundit reports.
Police has arrested four men in connection with the rape including Tufan Sarker, a prominent union leader linked to the governing Awami League.
Authorities are still trying to catch Sarker’s wife, Asha Khatun, who allegedly beat up the 16-year-old girl and her mother and had their heads shaved.
The 25-year-old Sarker was charged on Friday by the Bogra district police with raping the female student and threatening to kill her.
A spokesman for the local police told the AFP news agency: “He threatened to kill her and her mother if she would dare to talk to anyone about the incident.”
The unnamed rape victim said Sarker’s wife suspected that she and her husband had an affair.
The girl told reporters: “They shaved my entire head. I repeatedly apologized but they didn’t listen. They even beat my mother and shaved her head.”