16th June 05:53 PM
Gang rape suspects detained
By Semi Turaga
Monday 07/01/2019
Bangladeshi students and social activist form a human chain in protest of the gang-rape [Photo: BBC]

A court in Bangladesh has remanded seven men in custody, including a local leader of the governing Awami League party, over a suspected gang rape.

The BBC reports the mother of four alleges she was raped by a group of men because she voted for the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party in last week's poll.

The election night attack has triggered protests and anger on social media.

The men have denied the accusations, and the Awami League leader has been expelled from the party.

The Awami League won a landslide victory in last Sunday's election, which was marred by violence, intimidation and vote rigging claims.

At least 17 people died in clashes between ruling party and opposition supporters.

[Source: BBC]

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