The prime accused of the latest “gang rape” in Noakhali's Subarnachar upazila surrendered before a court today.
Abul Kalam alias Bechu Majhi, 40, the prime 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, three days after the incident.
The judge denied bail and sent him to jail, our Noakhali correspondent reports.
Later, the same court granted three days and two days remand for two others accused -- Abul Bashar and Yusuf Majhi -- respectively in the case.
With Abul Kalam's surrender, a total of six accused in the case are now behind bars.
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.
Resident Medical Officer of Noakhali General Hospital Syed Mohiuddin Abdul Azim said yesterday that the victim underwent all the required medical tests.
It may take some time to prepare the final reports, he added.
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.