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Bangladeshi girl’s mother shaves off hair for not wearing headscarf in Italy

A 14-year-old Bangladeshi schoolgirl told police in Italy’s Bologna city her mother frequently insulted and scolded her for defying orders not to take off her headscarf.

world Updated: Mar 31, 2017 22:58 IST
IANS, Rome
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Mannequins displaying headscarfs at a market in Iraq.(REUTERS File/ Representational Photo)

A Bangladeshi schoolgirl’s head teacher reported her family to police in Italy when the teen’s mother allegedly shaved off her hair after she refused to wear the Islamic headscarf, local media reported on Friday.

The 14-year-old girl told police her mother had frequently insulted and scolded her for defying her immigrant parents’ orders not to take off her headscarf on her way to school in the city of Bologna and also forbade her and her sisters from talking to boys or even to female friends, said the daily Il Resto del Carlino .

The teen told police that she no longer wished to live with her family due to their strictures and feared they would send her to Bangladesh for an arranged marriage.

First Published: Mar 31, 2017 22:56 IST