Labourer beheaded to redden bricks
A Bangladeshi bricklayer was killed by brick-field workers who burnt his head in a kiln in the belief this would redden their bricks, police said.
(Unfortunately the report doesn’t tell us whether the victim was a Â kafir… but I guess in an emergency such as this, a fellow muslim will do…)
Other links from the RoP:
- Burn Victim Not Expected to Survive, Wife Treated for Rape…
- Bangladeshi Hospital Bans Burqa to Prevent Theft…
Four suspects were arrested for beheading the 26-year-old labourer in a remote town in northern Bangladesh on the instructions of the brick-field’s owners, local police chief Golam Sarwar Bhuiyan said on Sunday.
“They said the owners were unhappy as the brick-field was not producing reddish bricks despite enough heating. A fortune teller then suggested that the brick-field needed a human sacrifice,” he said.
Police were searching for the owners and the fortune teller, he added.
Red bricks are in huge demand in Bangladesh’s countryside as the colour is seen as proof the bricks have been baked properly.