(TELEGRAPH) — A Muslim woman threw herself from the roof of a City wine bar after being attacked on Facebook over her Western lifestyle, an inquest heard yesterday.
Rema Begum, 29, had been targeted by an anonymous stalker who sent both her and her family hate mail, exposing her relationships with non-Muslim men to her strictly religious parents.
She felt racked with guilt and believed she was leading an impure lifestyle, a close friend disclosed. She had also lost her job as a manager at the British Library and her health had gradually begun to deteriorate to the point at which she struggled to leave the house.
On September 4, Miss Begum had a glass of wine on the terrace of Sir Terence Conran’s exclusive Coq D’Argent restaurant near the Bank of England before “calmly” jumping 80ft to her death.