Prime suspect of MC College rape remanded in arms case

Staff Correspondent . Sylhet | Published: 15:06, Oct 08,2020


The prime suspect in the rape of a woman at MC College hostel on September 25 was granted a three-day remand in police custody by a Sylhet court on Thursday in a case filed over seizure of arms from the student dormitory.

Sylhet court assistant public prosecutor Khokan Kumar Datta told New Age that Shah Paran police produced the accused Saifur Rahman before the judge of metropolitan magistrate second court in the morning after seeking to remand him five days in police custody in the case filed under the arms act.

‘The court granted a three-day remand to interrogate the accused in police custody,’ the state counsel said.

Earlier, Saifur gave confessional statement to the court confessing his involvement in the incident of raping the woman on October 2 after completion of a five-day remand in the case.

A group of activists of Bangladesh Chhatra League led by Saifur kidnapped a newly-wed couple from MC College at Tilagar in the city in the evening of September 25.

They took the couple to the college’s male hostel at Baluchar in the city and raped the 19-year-old woman one after another, keeping her husband confined at the student dormitory.

Shah Paran police rescued the victims and admitted the woman to one-stop crisis centre of Sylhet Osmani Medical College Hospital.

Later that night, the victim’s husband filed a case in this connection with the police against six identified and three unidentified persons, all of whom were involved with BCL.

Police also raided the college hostel early Saturday and seized a number of weapons, including a firearm, from a room in which Saifur had been living illegally for several months.

Shah Paran police sub-inspector Miltan Sarker also filed a case in this regard against Saifur, police said.

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