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Stepney woman killed in ‘violent robbery’ in Bangladesh

PUBLISHED: 16:58 02 August 2013 | UPDATED: 19:35 02 August 2013

A British woman has been killed in Bangladesh in what her family has described as a violent robbery.

The Foreign Office confirmed the death of Rehana Begum, of Stepney, in the north-east of the country.

The 43-year-old mother is believed to have been on holiday there with her husband and 12-year-old son.

An FCO spokesman said: “We are aware of the death of a British national, Rehana Begum, in Sunamganj, Bangladesh on 2 August. We are providing consular assistance to her family at this difficult time.”

Her nephew Abdul told the BBC that Mrs Begum had been visiting her family in Bangladesh.

He said: “It happened this morning. She has been hacked to death by four people for jewellery and money.”

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