A Muslim cleric has been arrested in the latest atrocity from Sharia courts. Hena Begum, 14, died after being lashed 80 times publicly for adultery. Her family insisted that she had been raped by her cousin.
It took her six days to die. The village cleric and elders also demanded that her father pay a 4700 fine. The police are also looking for other men responsible for the heinous crime, including a local madrassa teacher. This is the second reported death from flogging by a Sharia court in the country this year. As previously discussed, in December, a 40-year-old woman was caned to death for allegedly having an affair with her stepson.