An accused was arrested on Sunday after filing a case on Saturday night in connection with recovery of the hanging body of the plaintiff of a rape case against Tangail Awami league vice-president and Bus-Coach-Minibus Owners Association secretary general Golam Kibria alias Boro Monir.
Tangail sadar police arrested 30-year-old Sourav Pal from Thanapara in Tangail city, said Tangail Sadar Police Station OC Abdus Salam Mia.
Tangail police super Sarker Mohammad Kaiser said Sourav was arrested Sourav from the city`s Thanapara at dawn on Sunday. Being the plaintiff, victim Esha`s sister Luna Mirza filed the case against Esha`s elder brother Jony Mirza and Sourav Pal for instigating Esha to commit suicide. Sourav Pal was taken to the court on Sunday where he was placed on remand.
It may be mentioned that Esha Mirza`s dead body was recovered by police from their house at Korer Betka under Karatia union of Sadar upazila on Saturday night.
It may be mentioned that at night of April 5 last, Esha filed a case against Golam Kibria alias Boro Monir at Tangail Sadar Police Station on charge of rape of her. Esha also mentioned that she got impregnated due to the rape. Then on April 6, the teenager made confessional statement under Section 22 on April 6.
Following the filing of the case, Golam Kibria alias Boro Monir got interim bail from the higher court. Later, he appeared at lower court and the court sent him to jail.
On June 30 last, Esha gave birth to a son at a private clinic in Tangail city. Later, the DNA test of the baby was conducted at the directive of the court. The DNA test report revealed that Awami League leader Boro Monir was not the biological father of the child. On October 9, the lower court upheld the bail given to Boro Monir by High Court on July 11. Later, he got released from jail. The rape case is being investigated by the Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI).