A 14-year-old girl has reportedly been whipped to death as punishment for being raped, with the sentence being ordered by an Islamic court.
The 14-year-old girl lived in rural Bangladesh, where she was allegedly raped by her 40-year-old cousin and then accused of adultery.
After being beaten by the family of the man who raped her, she was then convicted by the village’s Sharia court system and sentenced to 100 lashes. Her father was also ordered to pay a fine for her misdeed.
After being subjected to 80 lashes she fell unconscious and was taken to hospital, where she later died.
Police are said to have arrested 4 people, including a local cleric, and to be investigating a further 14 people for having participated in the killing.
Bangladesh recently outlawed Sharia law, making the issuance of fatwas illegal, but the practice still continues, with a woman having died during a lashing under similar circumstances in December.