02/08/2013 12:35 BST | Updated 02/08/2013 16:51 BST

British Woman Rehana Begum Killed During Violent Robbery Bangladesh


A British woman has been killed in Bangladesh in what her family has described as a violent robbery.

The Foreign Office confirmed the death of Rehana Begum, in the north-east of the country. The 43-year-old from Stepney, east London, is believed to have been on holiday there with her husband and 12-year-old son.

An FCO spokesman said: "We are aware of the death of a British national, Rehana Begum, in Sunamganj, Bangladesh on 2 August. We are providing consular assistance to her family at this difficult time."

Her nephew Abdul told the BBC that Mrs Begum had been visiting her family in Bangladesh.

He said: "It happened this morning. She has been hacked to death by four people for jewellery and money."