Sylhet Gang Rape

Charge sheet against 8 BCL men accepted

Staff Correspondent

13 January, 2021 12:00 AM printer

A Sylhet court on Tuesday accepted a charge sheet against eight leaders and activists of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) in a case filed over the gang rape incident at MC College.

Judge Md Mohitul Haque Chowdhury of Sylhet Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal accepted the charge sheet in the presence of the eight accused in the case.

The eight accused are Saifur Rahman, Shah Mahbubur Rahman Rani, Mahfujur Rahman Masum, Arjun Laskar, Rabiul Islam, Tareq, Rajon and Aynul.

The court also fixed January 17 to start hearing on charge framing against the accused in the much-talked about case.

Earlier, police inspector Indranil Bhattacharya, also investigating officer of the case, submitted the charge sheet against the eight accused in the case.

According to the case, on September 25 last year, a group of youths raped a woman at a hostel of Murari Chand College (MC College) in Sylhet after forcefully taking the victim and her husband, whom they tied up.

The husband of the victim filed the case on the same night with Shah Poran Police Station, mentioning names of six people and three unnamed men.

After the case, all the accused have been arrested in connection with the gang rape incident.