• She went to college, he chopped off her fingers


    From the Daily Mail: A woman decides to go to college, doesn’t get her husband’s permission. Husband does this:

    Rafiqul Islam, 30, blindfolded his wife Hawa Akhter, 21, and taped her mouth, telling her he was going to give her a surprise present.

    Instead he made her hold out her hand and cut off all five fingers. One of his relatives then threw Ms Akhter’s fingers in the dustbin to ensure doctors could not reattach them.


    Turns out the husband has confessed and human rights groups are demanding life imprisonment. As for motive, how’s this?

    ‘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 Mr Saluddin.

    The woman in question is now learning to use her left hand so she can resume her studies. Turns out this terrible act is just the latest of a number of horrid  events targeting Muslim women seeking an education.

    The attack is the latest in a series of acts targeting educated women in the Muslim-majority company.

    In June, an unemployed man gouged out the eyes of his wife, an assistant professor at Dhaka University, apparently because he could not stand her pursuing higher studies at a Canadian University.


    Category: In the News


    Article by: Beth Erickson

    I'm Beth Ann Erickson, a freelance writer, publisher, and skeptic. I live in Central Minnesota with my husband, son, and two rescue pups. Life is flippin' good. :)