Sylhet gang-rape: Four MC College students suspended

The National University authorities have suspended the studentship of four over the gang-rape incident at MC College in Sylhet, reports UNB.

The decision was taken at the 210th syndicate meeting of National University on Monday with vice-chancellor Harun-ur-Rashid in the chair.

At the meeting, the members of the syndicate expressed their deep concern over the heinous and barbaric incident.

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In addition, the college authorities concerned are urged to take necessary steps to prevent repletion of such incidents in the affiliated colleges.

The four students whose studentship were suspended are Saifur Rahman, 28, an irregular student of BSS degree pass course of 2012-13 academic year (registration no. 2949413), Shah Mahbubur Rahman alias Rony, 25, a student of English (registration no. 16311023142), Rabiul Islam, 25, regular student of BSS degree pass course in 2013-14 academic year (registration no. 13102051248) and Mahfuzur Rahman, 25, a regular student of English department of 2017-18 academic year (registration no. 17311024484)

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On 25 September, a group of youths tied up a man and raped his 19-year-old wife at the MC College dormitory.

After police rescued the couple, the victim’s husband filed a case with Shahporan Police Station in Sylhet against nine people mentioning the names of six.

Eight of the accused in the case are currently in police custody and all of them confessed to their crimes.