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MC College gang-rape: Hearing date deferred to Jan 27

 Sylhet Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 04:12 PM, 24 January 2021  

MC College gang-rape: Hearing date deferred to Jan 27

MC College gang-rape: Hearing date deferred to Jan 27

The first hearing of the most-talked MC College gang rape was scheduled to be held today but the court deferred the witnesses' depositions to January 27 due to the non-appearance of witnesses.

Sylhet Women and Child Abuse Repression Tribunal PP Rashida Sayeda Khanam passed the order on Sunday. Eight accused in the gang-rape case were produced before the court of Mohitul Haque. The plaintiff's lawyer applied to the same court to start the trial together in the gang rape and kidnapping case. The judge dismissed the case hearing and directed to produce witnesses on January 27 to record the statements.

Earlier on January 17, this tribunal framed charges against all eight accused Chhatra League activists and set January 24 to start the trial with recording testimonies of witnesses.

According to the charge sheet, the victim and her husband were forcibly taken to the hostel by the accused when the couple went to visit the college area on the evening of September 25. Later, they raped the woman tiding her husband.

On December 3, SI Indranil Bhattacharya, the investigating officer in the case, filed a charge sheet against the eight accused in the court of Sylhet Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (CMM) Abul Kashem.

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