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Death penalty for importing virginity-faking kit: Egyptian scholar

india Updated: Sep 30, 2009 10:58 IST

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An Egyptian scholar has demanded death penalty for anyone importing a virginity-faking kit saying it spreads perversion in the society and goes against the ethos of Islam.

The gadget enables women to release a liquid that resembles blood, and is used by new bride to make it appear like her hymen has been ruptured.

Professor Abdul Mouti Bayoumi, scholar at the prestigious al-Azhar University said supplying the device is like encouraging fornication, which is a condemnable act according to the Islamic Sharia law, the BBC reported.

Pre-marital or extra-marital sex is looked down upon in conservative Arab society and is a punishable crime. Members of Egyptian parliament have also called for banning the import of the device.

The device is made in China, and is available in many Arab countries. It is reportedly on sale in Syria for about $15.