Gang rape in MC College: 6 rapists identified
Published: 02:23 PM, 26 September 2020 Updated: 02:30 PM, 26 September 2020
In the top row from left: M Saifur Rahman, Mahbubur Rahman Rony and Rabiul Islam. In the bottom row from left: Tarek, Mahfuzur Rahman and Arjun Laskar. Photo: Daily Bangladesh
Two cases have been filed so far against nine people for gang-raping a young woman after tying up her husband at Murari Chand (MC) College dormitory in Sylhet.
On Saturday morning, the victim's husband filed a case with the Sylhet Metropolitan Police's Shahparan police station, naming six people. Three more unnamed persons have been accused in the case.
Meanwhile, photos of the accused rapists have been seen on social media since the incident. Six of them have been identified so far.
They are - M Saifur Rahman, Mahbubur Rahman Rony, Tarek, Arjun Laskar, Rabiul Islam and Mahfuzur Rahman. Four of them are students of the college. They are all accused in the rape case.
Among them, Saifur Rahman is from Balaganj of Sylhet, Mahbubur Rahman Rony from in Habiganj district, Arjun Laskar from Zakiganj of Sylhet. All three are students of MC College. Among them, Rony is studying for a Masters in English at MC College.
Besides, Rabiul is from Dirai upazila of Sunamganj, Mahfuzur Rahman Mashum from Sadar upazila of Sylhet and Tareq from in Jagannathpur upazila of Sunamganj.
Meanwhile, the police have filed another case under the Arms Act. Saifur Rahman in the main accused in the case. Shahporan Police Station OC Abdul Qayum Chowdhury confirmed the information. However, law enforcement agencies have not been able to arrest anyone so far.
Meanwhile, police recovered several local weapons, including a firearm, from the room of Saifur Rahman. A team of police of the city's Shahparan Police Station raided the new dormitory of the college around 2:00 am on Saturday. During the raid, a firearm, four long machetes, a knife and two GI pipes were recovered from Saifur's room.
Earlier on Friday evening, the couple from Shibbari area of South Surma visited the MC College campus. At that time, Saifur and his associates - Rabiul, Tarek, Rony, Saifur, Mahfuj, and Arjun - took the woman and her husband to the nearby college hostel, where they tied up the husband and raped the woman. On information, police rescued the rape victim and her husband and sent the victim to the One-stop Crisis Centre at Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College Hospital.