On April 16, the girl was abducted from Tangail; she was later rescued from Jamalpur
A Tangail court has granted police four days to question two men, including the main accused, in a case filed over the rape of a girl of Pakistani origin.
The district’s Senior Judicial Magistrate Judge Rupom Kumar Das gave the remand order after a hearing around 4pm on Wednesday.
Earlier in the day, police had produced the main accused, Al Amin, and his brother, Sumon, before the court and sought a seven-day remand period, said Gopalpur police station Sub-Inspector Sadequr Rahman.
Gopalpur police station Officer-in-Charge Hasan Al Mamun added: “On Tuesday, the Rapid Action Battalion arrested Al Amin in Kurigram. Meanwhile, police have arrested two more men for their alleged involvement in the incident.”
The 17-year-old rape survivor, with help from a translator, gave her statement before the court of Senior Judicial Magistrate Nawrin Mahbub under Section 22 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, on the same day.
Dr Narayan Chandra Saha of Tangail General Hospital said: “The girl’s medical tests were completed. The report will be presented in court. We have formed a five-member medical board for the teen and she is currently out of danger.”
On April 16, Al Amin, with his friends, abducted the girl from Tangail’s Gopalpur upazila. He reportedly decided to rape the girl after her mother rejected his proposal to marry the teenager.
The next day, police rescued the girl from Mahishakandi area of Sarishabari upazila in Jamalpur.
The girl’s mother filed a case against three people under the Women and Children Repression Prevention Act on the same day.