Rape accused marries victim in jail
A man accused of raping a girl tied the knot with her under the supervision of Feni Jail authorities on Thursday.
The marriage ceremony took place in presence of executive magistrate Moniruzzaman in the afternoon with a ‘Den Mohor’ (dower) of Tk 6 lakh. Family members of both parties were also present at that time.
According to source Zahirul Islam Zia had an affair with the victim, who accused her lover of raping her on May 27.
Sonagazi police arrested Zia on May 29 and pressed charges against Zia in court on June 30 in the case.
When Zia’s lawyer moved the High Court on November 1, the court agreed to grant bail on the condition that the accused marries the victim. The order reached the jail on Nov 11.
Family members of Zohura and the victim went to jail in the morning.
Jail Superintendent Anowarul Karim said the marriage was conducted in presence of lawyers and other officials of the jail.
Signatures of both families were taken on a judicial stamp paper which will be sent to the High Court along with other necessary documents, he said.