A court in Tangail on Wednesday rejected the bail pleas of five accused in a case filed over the killing of college girl Zakia Sultana Rupa after gang rape in a running bus in Madhupur upazila of the district.
Senior judicial magistrate Golam Kibria passed the order when Advocate Fayezur Rahman filed petitions for their bail.
The five accused are bus driver Habibur, its supervisor Safar Ali, and helpers Shamim, Akram and Jahangir.
Rupa, 27, a law student, was murdered after gang rape in the running bus while returning to Memensingh from Bogra on August 25.
Police recovered the bloodstained body from Panchmail area of the upazila on that night.
Following post-mortem, she was buried at the town central graveyard as unclaimed body. Later, victim’s relatives identified her seeing her photograph.
On August 28, police arrested the five accused in Mymensingh over the killing of Rupa.
On August 31, police exhumed the body of Rupa and handed it over to her family for burial in a proper manner.
Rupa, who completed her Masters from Bogra Azizul Haque College, was studying law at Dhaka Ideal Law College. She was working at Unilever Bangladesh Limited at its Sherpur branch.
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