British woman killed in Bangladesh

London, Aug 2 (IANS) A British mother was hacked to death Friday during a violent robbery in Bangladesh where she was holidaying.

Her family said Rehana Begum, 43, was on holiday when she was attacked by a gang of four men who targetted her for her jewellery and money, the Daily Mail reported.

The British national, from Stepney, east London, died in Sunamganj area of Bangladesh, Friday, the Foreign Office confirmed.

Begum had been on holiday in the country with her husband and 12-year-old son since July 17, reported BBC citing her nephew Abdul who added that she was "hacked to death" for her valuables.

A Foreign & Commonwealth Office spokeswoman said they were "providing consular assistance to her family at this difficult time".


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