Bashundhara Group Managing Director Sayem Sobhan Anvir and his wife Sabrina have filed an anticipatory bail plea with the High Court in a case filed against them on charge of raping and killing Mosarat Jahan Munia, a college student.
The High Court bench comprising Justice Mostafa Zaman Islam and Justice KM Zahid Sarwar may hear the bail plea on 29 September, said a High Court official.
The bail plea was submitted at the concerned section of the High court on Wednesday, sources said.
Munia's elder sister Nusrat Jahan filed the case with Dhaka Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal-8 against eight people including Sayem Sobhan Anvir on 6 September.
The other accused in the case are – Anvir's father Bashundhara Group Chairman Ahmed Akbar Sobhan, his mother Afroza Begum, wife Sabrina, Sharmin, Saifa Rahman Mim, Faria Mahbub Piasha and Ibrahim Ahmed Ripon.
In the case statement, the plaintiff alleged that the accused threatened to kill Munia if she did not leave Dhaka.
The case was handed over to the Police Bureau of Investigation for investigation.
Police recovered Munia's body from a flat in the capital's Gulshan area on 26 April this year.
She reportedly committed suicide.
On 27 April, Nusrat filed a case against Sayem Sobhan, who allegedly had a relation with Munia, on allegation of "abetment of suicide."
During three months of investigation in that case, the police did not detain or interrogate Sayem in the case. Then, on 19 July police submitted the final probe report over Munia's death dropping the name of lone accused Anvir.
The court also accepted the chargesheet in that case on 18 August. Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Rajesh Chowdhury also dismissed the no confidence petition filed by Munia's family against the police report.