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Woman Dies After Caning Over Affair

Bangladesh launches investigation into illegal punishment

(Newser) - Bangladeshi officials have launched an investigation into the death of 40-year-old woman following a severe caning for an alleged affair with her stepson. The woman died nearly a month after the beating; she was sentenced by village elders to 40 blows for adultery and caned in public. Bangladesh banned such... More »

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