Shabana Begum, 18 latest Fatwa victim

Lakkhipur, May 9 ( — Despite a High Court ban and protests across the country, another teenager has sacrificed her life at the altar of religious decree or Fatwa.

A case has also been filed in connection with the death against the religious zealots, who imposed the decree on Shabana Begum, 18, and his uncle Mohammad Ripon, 20.

Shabana committed suicide on Sunday by taking poison when Ripon kept trying to meet her even after she was put under house arrest for last 15 days upon a decree from the village headmen, claiming the duo had illicit relations.