Four Muslim men from Puttalam were remanded till November 2 by the Puttalam District Judge after they were arrested on charges that they had lashed a woman 100 times.
The men, had imposed the Islamic Shariah law themselves against the woman, on charges that she had committed infidelity.
The men had asked the 25 year old woman to come to a mosque in Nallandaluwa, Puttalam, and had beaten the woman, after accusing her of having an affair with a man. Subsequent to the incident, a complaint was lodged with the police who had then arrested the four men, and had produced them before the district judge. According to the Islamic Shariah Law, married men or women can be stoned to death for having sex outside wedlock, while those who are unmarried face a punishment of lashing. (Colombo Telegraph)