MC College gang rape: No lawyer stood for accused
Published: 04:04 PM, 28 September 2020
Sylhet Metropolitan Judge Court
No lawyer has appeared before the court on behalf of the accused in a case filed over the gang rape of a woman after tying up her husband at the dormitory of Murari Chand (MC) College in Sylhet.
The main accused in the case Saifur Rahman and another accused Arjun Lashkar were produced before the Sylhet Metropolitan Magistrate-2 court on Monday morning.
Although there were several lawyers for the state at that time, no one stood for the accused. All the lawyers have demanded the maximum punishment for rapists.
According to court sources, the prosecution presented their statements before the court and the accused defended themselves. Later, the investigating officer of the case, Shah Poran Police Station OC (Investigation) Indranil Bhattacharya applied for a seven-day remand of the accused and the court granted a five-day remand.
Sylhet is a spiritual city, said senior lawyers in the Sylhet Metropolitan Magistrate's Court. The rapists have defiled this city. No lawyer in Sylhet stood for rapists because of such an obscene incident.
ATM Fayez Uddin, president of the Sylhet District Bar Association, said the decision of the lawyers was personal. No lawyer stood for the accused to express their solidarity against the accused.
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.