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RU student rape: Appellate Division stays bail of key accused

  • Published at 08:57 pm April 6th, 2021
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On March 25, the High Court granted bail to the prime accused Md Mahfuzur Rahman

The Appellate Division stayed a High Court order on Tuesday granting bail to the key accused in a case filed over the rape of a Rajshahi University (RU) student.

Chamber Judge Justice Hasan Foez Siddique passed the order after hearing an appeal filed by the state.

Additional Attorney General Sheikh Mohammad Morshed stood for the state while Advocate ABM Altaf Hossain represented the accused.

On March 25, the High Court granted bail to the prime accused Md Mahfuzur Rahman.

According to the statement, Mahfuzur took the victim to a house in Sakopara area near the RU campus on January 24, 2020, and raped the girl.

Mahfuzur’s friends also recorded video footage of the incident and blackmailed her.

Later, on January 27, the victim filed a case at Matihar police station.