HC grants bail to rape accused after marrying victim

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DHAKA, Nov 30, 2020 (BSS) – The High Court (HC) today granted one-year bail to a rape accused after marrying the victim at Feni jail gate.

The High Court division virtual bench of Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Justice Md Mostafizur Rahman passed the order, granting bail to accused Jahirul Islam Jia.

Earlier on November 1, while hearing the bail plea of the accused, the High Court ordered that if he marries the victim, it would consider his plea for bail. After the court’s order, the accused married the victim in Feni jail on November 19.

Locals apprehend the two from a house in May 27 and wanted them to get married. But Zia and his father were unwilling to accept the victim, making her to file the case with Sonagazi Police Station in Feni. Zia was arrested two-day later.