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'Tiger widows' shunned as bad luck in rural Bangladesh

#NSTworld: Abandoned by her sons, shunned by her neighbours and branded a witch. Mosammat Rashida's crime? Her husband was killed by a Bengal tiger.

18.2.2020

NSTworld: Abandoned by her sons, shunned by her neighbours and branded a witch. Mosammat Rashida's crime? Her husband was killed by a Bengal tiger.

SHYAMNAGAR: Abandoned by her sons, shunned by her neighbours and branded a witch. Mosammat Rashida's crime? Her husband was killed by a Bengal tiger.

"Honey-hunters prefer to collect honey mostly in the southwestern Sundarbans, where most of the man-eaters (tigers) live," leading Bengal tiger expert at Jahangirnagar University, Monirul Khan, told AFP.This aerial photograph taken on Nov 11, 2019 shows a village in the Sundarbans in Shyamnagar Upazila district where Bengal tigers allegedly often come to look for food. (AFP)

Already grieving the loss of their partner, overnight they become"tiger widows" - pariahs in their homes and villages at a time when they most need support."They are part of this society after all," the 45-year-old said, as she wiped tears from her eyes.

Next door, Mohammad Hossain was fixing his broken tin roof, and confessed he had been instructed by his wife not to talk to Rashida.But the head of Ledars Bangladesh, Mohon Kumar Mondal, said the mistreatment of"tiger widows" was widespread in highly conservative communities, which often held"centuries old" prejudices.

In this photograph taken on Nov 11, 2019,"tiger widow" Rijia Khatun, whose husband was killed by a Bengal tiger 15 years ago, sits in her house in Shyamnagar. (AFP)Her nephew Yaad Ali, who has witnessed several attacks including his uncle's, explained that while he wanted to help, he could not do so publicly.

But fears of being killed by the predators - and the consequences for the wives they leave behind - has meant more and more men are opting for a different trade.

Read more: New Straits Times

What an ungrateful sons! And why she been blamed over the death of her husband (it’s not like she asked the tiger to kill her husband) Errrr... Her husband died because of a tiger attack, and yet the wife is to blame. Uneducated societies around the world share a common disparaging view upon womenfolk.

This 'witch' gave birth to you lah wahai anak tak guna. Layak kena sumpah jadi batu

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Three held for illegal tiger parts tradeRiau: Police have apprehended three members of a crime ring allegedly involved in the illegal trade of Sumatran tiger organs in Pasir Penyu district, Indragiri Hulu regency, Riau.

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