Police arrest two suspects in Sylhet MC College rape

  • Sylhet Correspondent, bdnews24.com
    Published: 2020-09-27 11:44:29 BdST


Police have arrested two men, including Bangladesh Chhatra League activist Saifur Rahman, the main suspect in a case over the rape of a newly-married woman in Sylhet's MC College.

Detective police arrested another suspect in the case, Arjun Lashkar, in Habiganj's Madhabpur Upazila early Sunday, Sylhet's Superintendent of Police Md Farid Uddin said.

Meanwhile, Saifur was apprehended from Sunamganj's Chhatak, according to Shah Poran Police OC Abdul Kaiyum Chowdhury.

Efforts to nab the other suspects in the case are ongoing, he said.

The incident took place on the night of Sept 25 when the woman went to visit the college at Tilagarh with her husband.

A group of six or seven perpetrators dragged her into the dormitory area and allegedly raped her when her husband went outside for a smoke, according to Jyotirmoy Sarker, additional deputy commissioner of Sylhet Metropolitan Police.

The culprits also beat the man up when he confronted them, Jyotirmoy added.

Police rescued the couple from the dormitory area around 10:30 pm and admitted the woman to the One-Stop Crisis Centre at Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College and Hospital.

The husband subsequently started the case against Saifur and eight others with Shah Poran Police Station.

The others whose name appeared in the initial investigation are Shah Mahbubur Rahman Rony, Mahfuzur Rahman Masum, Rajan Ahmed, ‘Robiul’ and Tarek Ahmad.

Tarek and Robiul are BCL activists from outside the college while the rest are its students.