Earlier on Monday, police filed a petition seeking remand for Ashiq in the case. The other remanded accused is Mehedi Hasan Babu. He was produced before the court on Tuesday with a seven-day remand prayer but the court put him on a three-day remand.

On 27 December, a team of RAB arrested Ashiq, 29, from Madaripur district on his way to Patuakhali from Dhaka. So far, seven people have been arrested in connection with the rape case.

On the night of 22 December, a gang led by their leader Ashiq abducted the woman and allegedly raped her in two places of the tourist town. A case was filed with sadar police station in this connection.

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