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EC, govt give utmost importance to Noakhali rape case

  • Published at 11:34 pm January 7th, 2019
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Chittagong Divisional Commissioner Md Abdul Mannan, center, visits rape victim at the Noakhakli General Hospital on Monday; January 7, 2019 Dhaka Tribune

Rapists will not be spared

Chittagong Divisional Commissioner Md Abdul Mannan has said the government and Election Commission have given their utmost priority to Noalkhali rape case.

Mannan said this after visiting the victim at the Noakhakli General Hospital on Monday. 

At the time, the commissioner gave assurance of providing the victim with proper treatment and legal assistance from the government.

The divisional commissioner said, “Those who are responsible for the rape will not be spared.”

He urged the journalists to find out how much the incident is related to the election and politics.

Abdul Mannan said, “Today I saw in TV news that the rape was due to a previous enmity, therefore please find out what the actual reason is behind this heinous act.”

“The victim today told me she is feeling better from before. We are providing tight security for her as well,” Mannan added.

Noakhali Deputy Commissioner Tanay Das and Superintendent of Police Md Ilias Sharif were present at the time, among others. 

The 30-year-old mother of four was gang-raped, allegedly by a group of local Awami League members.

The woman’s husband, who filed a case against nine people with Charjabbar police station on the evening of December 31, said the group of miscreants, wielding firearms, barged into their home around midnight, tied him and his children up, forcefully took his wife away from their home, and gang-raped her.

The husband claimed they attacked his wife because she had voted for the local BNP candidate in the 11th general election held on December 30.