Another accused in the case over the gang rape of a mother of six in Noakhali's Subarnachar upazila landed in jail yesterday after he surrendered before a court.
Fazlu from Bagya village, the third accused in the case, sought bail after turning himself in to the Noakhali District Cognisance Court-2. But the judge rejected his bail prayer and sent him to jail.
The same court also placed four other accused in the case on remand.
Of the four, Abul Kalam Bechu and Rubel were remanded for two days each, and Raihan and Arman for a day each.
On March 31 evening, the victim, a 48-year-old woman, was allegedly gang-raped as she “campaigned” for a vice-chairman candidate in the upazila polls.
The following day, the victim's husband filed a case with Char Jabbar Police Station against 12, including four unnamed people.
So far seven accused in the case are behind bars.
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 the BNP, in the December 30 parliamentary election.