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Chamber judge stays bail to accused in ULAB student rape, murder case

  • Published at 09:15 pm August 12th, 2021
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On July 19, the High Court granted bail to the accused in this case

The Appellate Division has stayed the bail the High Court granted to Martuza Rayhan Chowdhury, an accused in the rape and murder case of a female student of the University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB) in Dhaka. 

Justice Obaidul Hasan, chamber judge of the Appellate Division, passed the order on Thursday after Deputy Attorney General Amit Das Gupta appealed against the bail.

According to the case, on the evening of January 28, DJ Neha hosted the female student of ULAB and her two friends, Martuza and Arafat, at Bamboo Shoot restaurant in Uttara, where they heavily drank alcohol.

Later, they went to another luxurious hotel in Gulshan late at night where they took more alcohol.

Police arrested DJ Neha after the female student and Arafat died after two days.

Police investigation revealed that DJ Neha, separated from her husband and family, was involved in engaging the unsuspecting young men and women in immoral activities.

Later, police arrested Martuza and his friend Tafsir in the case for murder and rape of the female student. DJ Neha’s cousin Bishal surrendered before the lower court.

On July 19, the High Court granted bail to Martuza in this case against which the stateside submitted an appeal at the chamber judge’s court.