Prime suspect, another accused in Sylhet MC collage gang-rape arrested


Sylhet, Sept 27: The main suspect and another accused in the Sylhet MC College gang rape case were arrested on Sunday morning.

The arrestees were identified as Saifur Rahman, son of Tahid of Balaganj upazila and Arjun Lashkar.

Saifur, the prime accused, was arrested from Noarai Ghat in Chhatak upazila of Sunamganj, said Mizanur Rahman, officer-in-charge of Chhatak Police Station.

Arjun, listed as the number 4 accused, was arrested from Mantala bordering area in Madhabpur upazila of Habiganj around 4am, said Madhabpur police OC Golam Dastagir.

A 19-year-old girl was raped by a group of youths in the college dormitory on Friday night. The accused were said to be leaders and activists of Bangladesh Chhatra League, the ruling Awami League student front.

The suspects tied up the victim’s husband and raped her in a hostel room on Friday evening. Police rescued the couple around 10:30pm.

The victim’s husband filed a case at Shah Poran Police Station in the early hours of Saturday. MC College students erupted in protests as words about the incident got out.

Chhatra League’s Dhaka University unit staged a protest rally on the campus in the morning demanding exemplary punishment for the rape suspects.

Meanwhile, Awami League’s Sylhet unit leaders demanded resignation of the MC College principal and superintendent of the dormitory in connection with the gang rape.