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Bangladeshi woman whipped 200 times in public

A 40-year-old widow was whipped 202 times along with a man, following an edict issued by a local religious leader for her alleged involvement in 'anti-social activities' in southeastern Bangladesh, prompting police to arrest six people. Piara Begum, a mother of five, was whipped 202 times while 25-year-old Mamun Miah was executed 101 lashes before hundreds of people in Comilla.

world Updated: Jun 29, 2009 20:15 IST

A 40-year-old widow was whipped 202 times along with a man, following an edict issued by a local religious leader for her alleged involvement in 'anti-social activities' in southeastern Bangladesh, prompting police to arrest six people.

Piara Begum, a mother of five, was whipped 202 times while 25-year-old Mamun Miah was executed 101 lashes before hundreds of people in Comilla on Saturday.

The woman, who fell unconscious after the lashings, was admitted to a local hospital where her condition was said to be critical, the Daily Star said.

The two were also fined Tk 30,000 each for their involvement in 'anti-social' activity, the paper said.

The incident led to local protests even as the police arrested six people in connection with case, including the local religious leader who presided over the village arbitration and the man who executed the whippings.

The widow had earlier filed a case under the women and children repression prevention act accusing eight people including the arrested six and 10 to 12 unidentified people.

Dudmiah, who executed the whippings, said on being produced in the court: "I executed the fatwa issued by local religious leaders. I was given the task as a senior villager."