Stepney woman killed in ‘violent robbery’ in Bangladesh
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.
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He said: “It happened this morning. She has been hacked to death by four people for jewellery and money.”
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