Another accused of the latest gang-rape in Noakhali's Subarnachar upazila surrendered before a court yesterday.
Ibrahim Khalil, officer-in-charge of Char Jabbar Police Station, said Ripon Hossain Helal, 23, an accused in a case filed over the rape of a mother of six, surrendered before the Cognisance Court of Judge Nobonita Guha.
Surrendering, Helal sought bail but the judge denied his plea and sent him to jail, the OC added.
Earlier, the prime accused in the case, Abul Kalam alias Bechu Majhi, 40, also surrendered before the same court. With the two, a total of seven accused in the case are now behind bars.
Meanwhile, a human chain was formed in Noakhali town yesterday demanding justice for the rape victim.
The 48-year-old woman was allegedly gang-raped on Sunday evening as she “campaigned for an upazila vice chairman candidate”.
The victim's husband had filed a case with Char Jabbar Police Station on Monday, accusing 12 people, including four unnamed.
The incident happened barely three months after a mother of four was gang-raped by 10 to 12 people in the same area allegedly for voting for “sheaf of paddy”, the electoral symbol of BNP, in the December 30 parliamentary election.