Zahirul Islam Zia, an accused of a rape case in Feni, has been granted bail by the High Court (HC) as he married the victim at the jail gate.
The HC bench headed by Justice M Enayetur Rahim granted the accused one-year bail on Monday.
Defense lawyer Farooq Alamgir Chowdhury confirmed the matter to The Business Standard.
On 1 November, HC agreed to grant him bail on the condition of marrying the victim. The order reached the jail on 11 November.
On 19 November, Zahirul Islam Zia got married to the victim. The marriage ceremony was agreed by both parties and took place in presence of Executive Magistrate Moniruzzaman. Later, lawyer informed the matter to the High Court on 29 November.
Zia and the victim were in love and had agreed to get married. However, on 17 May, the victim accused him of raping her.
On 29 May, Sonagazi police arrested Zia and pressed charges against him in court.
The victim expressed satisfaction at the court's decision.