Gang rape in MC College: Dormitory’s general students protesting...

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Gang rape in MC College: Dormitory’s general students protesting

 Sylhet Correspondent

 Published: 05:51 PM, 26 September 2020   Updated: 06:02 PM, 26 September 2020

General students are protesting by setting ablaze tires

General students are protesting by setting ablaze tires

Leaders and activists of the Chhatra League and general students are protesting over the incident of gang-raping a young woman after tying up her husband at Murari Chand (MC) College dormitory in Sylhet.

More than 200 BCL activists and students set ablaze to tires in front of the college and blocked the Sylhet-Tamabil Highway demanding the immediate arrest of those involved in the incident at around 12:00 pm on Saturday.

At that time, they chanted slogans like “Joy Bangla, Joy Bangabandhu”, “No Place for Rapists in Sheikh Hasina’s Sonar Bangla”, “We want Capital Punishment to Rapists”, etc. They blocked the road and protested till 2:00 pm. 

MC College BCL leaders Delwar Hossain, Hossain Ahmed, Russell Ahmed, Shamim Ali and Altaf Hossain Morad led the protest.

The students complained – how the college authorities kept the dormitory open even after the college was closed due to the coronavirus situation, why the dormitory was not closed even though the college authorities were aware of these criminal activities. The students demanded immediate arrest of those involved in the gang-rape incident.

Meanwhile, police have been deployed at MC College and dormitory to avoid any untoward incident.

Earlier on Friday evening, a 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.

The victim’s husband filed a case with the city’s Shahparan police station. Six BCL activists and three unidentified persons have been accused in the case.

Earlier, 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. Later, the police filed another case under the Arms Act, accusing Saifur Rahman as the main accused.

College authorities have ordered all students to leave the dormitory after the incident. Instructions have been given to leave the dormitory by 12:00 pm on Saturday.

“An emergency meeting is going on at the call of the principal of MC College. The next course of action will be decided at the meeting,” said MC College Hostel Super Md. Jamal Uddin.