Dhaka, Feb 27 (UNB) – The High Court on Wednesday denied bail petition of expelled Sramik League leader Tufan Sarkar of Bogura in a case over the torture of a schoolgirl and her mother after the rape of the girl.
An HC-bench of Justice Obaidul Hassan and Justice S M Kuddus Jaman rejected the bail petition.
The HC also ordered disposing of the case within six months.
According to the case filed on July 28 in 2017, Tufan took the girl to his house at Badurtala in the district town promising to arrange her admission into a local college and raped her there on July 17 last.
When Tufan's wife Asha and her elder sister Rumki came to know about the incident, they along with some associates picked up the girl and her mother from their house.
They allegedly beat the girl and her mother with sticks and got cut down the hair of their heads. At one stage, the offenders got their heads shaved done by a barber.
Later, two cases were filed in this connection.
On October 10, Police pressed charges against 13 people including Tufan, his wife Tasmin Rahman alias Asa Sarkar, Bogra municipality councilor Marzia Hasan Rumki, Lovely Rahman Rumi, Munna, Atiqur Rahman Atiq, Ali Ajam Depu, Emarat Alam Khan Jitu Miah, Samiul Haque Shimul, Mehedi Hasan Rupom, Jaminur Rahman Runu, Jibon Robidas Jatin and Anjuara Begum.
On January 22, Woman and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal rejected Tufan’s bail petition.
Later, he filed the petition with the High Court.