Another Subarnachar rape accused surrenders
Another accused of the latest “gang rape” in Noakhali's Subarnachar upazila surrendered before a court today.
Md Ripon Hossain Helal, 23, an accused in the case filed over the rape of a mother of six, surrendered before the Cognisance Court of Judge Nobonita Guha seeking bail this morning, four days after the incident.
The judge denied the bail and sent him to jail, our Noakhali correspondent reports.
With Ripon's surrender, a total of seven accused in the case are now behind bars.
Yesterday, the prime accused in the case Abul Kalam alias Bechu Majhi, 40 surrendered before the court and was sent to jail.
Later, the same court placed two others accused -- Abul Bashar and Yusuf Majhi -- on three and two-day remand respectively.
Meanwhile, a human chain was formed in Noakhali district town today demanding justice for the rape victim.
The 48-year-old woman was allegedly gang-raped in Noakhali's Subarnachar upazila on Sunday evening over “campaigning 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 10-12 people in the same area allegedly for voting for “sheaf of paddy” in the December 30 national election.