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Bangladeshi jailed for 11 years for raping tourist in Singapore

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by July 20, 2017 General

Construction
supervisor Hossain Anowar, 32, will also receive nine strokes of a cane.

The victim, a Chinese
woman, was visiting her husband, an expatriate worker, in Geylang, a township
in Singapore, when she was set upon by their co-tenant Anowar.

According to the
report, Anowar knocked on their door on Feb 29, 2016, holding a toothbrush
while the woman’s husband was at work. She opened the door to offer him
toothpaste. He latched the door behind him and raped her twice.

Anowar was arrested
the same night.

Anowar initially
claimed he had paid her for sex but confessed following the victim’s
cross-examination.

The victim said she
was traumatised by the incident, becoming withdrawn and insecure. After
returning home to China, she installed cameras around her home.

The rape has also
damaged her marriage, the woman said. She said her husband asked her why she
did not fight harder and believes he blames her for the incident.

The husband said he
knows he should support his wife and that questioning her is wrong, but
admitted to feeling ‘kind of disgusted’ when they are intimate, according to
the Straits Times report.

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