‘Rapist’ marries victim, gets HC bail

Staff Correspondent

1 December, 2020 12:00 AM printer

The High Court granted a one-year bail to rape suspect Zahirul Islam alias Zia Uddin after he got married to the rape victim at Feni jail gate.

The High Court division virtual bench of Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Justice Md Mostafizur Rahman passed the order on Monday.

The HC asked the lower court to finish the trial proceedings in the rape case within 180 days since the date it accepted the case under the Women and Children Repression Prevention Act, 2000.

During the proceedings, the HC expressed dissatisfaction as some media and feminist leaders slammed the fact that Zahirul Islam will be granted bail if he marries the victim.