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.
UK Daily Mail Mr Islam, who is a migrant worker in the United Arab Emirates, had warned his wife there would ‘severe consequences’ if she did not give up her studies.
‘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. Ms Akhter says she is learning to write with her left hand and is determined to resume her studies. She is now back at her parent’s house.
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.
It would be nice, however, if some Muslim man cut the tongue out of this Islamic spokesliar Linda Sarsour: