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Subarnachar rape victim released from hospital

  • Published at 04:02 pm January 17th, 2019
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File photo of Noakhali General Hospital Dhaka Tribune

A contingent of DB police escorted the victim and her husband to their home

A mother of four, who was gang-raped by a group of miscreants in Subarnachar upazila of Noakhali, has been released by Noakhali General Hospital after 17 days.

Confirming the matter to the Dhaka Tribune, Resident Medical Officer (RMO) of the hospital Dr Syed Mohiuddin Abdul Azim said: “The victim has recovered, so we released her as per the medical board’s decision. She is physically and mentally well.

“As her broken arm will take time to heal, we asked her to visit the hospital for a routine check-up on February 2. If she faces any health complications, she can ask us for assistance anytime.”

Meanwhile, the victim’s husband, Sirajul Islam, said: “She is doing well and facing no health complications at the moment. A contingent of DB [Detective Branch of] police has escorted us home.”

The woman, 30, was forcefully removed from her home at Modhya Bagya village in Subarnachar in the early hours of January 1, and gang-raped; allegedly by 10-15 local members of the Awami League.

Her husband, who filed a case against nine people at Char Jabbar police station on Monday night, alleged that his wife had been attacked because she had voted for the sheaf of paddy symbol in the 11th general elections on Sunday.

The news of the gang rape shocked the country, sparked protests in Dhaka and elsewhere, and drew condemnation on social media.

Police have arrested five people so far—including prime suspect Sohel, 40, and Ruhul Amin— the alleged instigator of the gang rape.