Foreign Office issues ‘warning’ after British woman is hacked to death for her jewelry on vacation in Bangladesh

“Visitors to Bangladesh should not wear jewelry.”


UK Daily Mail  A British mother has been hacked to death during a violent robbery in Bangladesh. Rehana Begum, 43, was on holiday when she was attacked by a gang of four men who targeted her for her jewelry and money, her family said.

The British national, from Stepney, east London, died in Sunamganj, Bangladesh, today, the Foreign Office has confirmed. Her nephew, who gave his name as Abdul, told the BBC she had been on holiday in the country with her husband and 12-year-old son since 17 July. He said Mrs Begum had been ‘hacked to death’ for her valuables.

Up to 75,000 British nationals visit Bangladesh every year, and are warned about a ‘general threat from Islamic terrorism’.