The husband of the woman, who was gang-raped at Sylhet’s MC College hostel in September 2020, received death threat over phone.
Quamrul Ahsan, officer-in-charge of Dakkhin Surma Police Station, said a general diary was lodged by the plaintiff of the case (the woman’s husband) on April 4 as he received death threats over phone from unidentified person.
According to the complaint, on March 29, an unidentified man went to the house of the plaintiff. As he was not at his house at that time, the person misbehaved with his father and young brother.
Later, the person made a phone call to the plaintiff and threatened to kill him.
Besides, the family members of the plaintiff and his lawyer also received threats from some unknown people, added in the complaint.
Gang-rape at MC College
According to the case statement, a group of youths tied up the man and raped his 25-year-old wife at a dormitory of MC College on September 25, 2020.
The accused started harassing the 25-year-old as his husband went to a shop in front of MC College, stopping his car.
Next, they forcefully took the couple to one of the hostel buildings of the college, where they raped the woman.
After police rescued the couple, the victim’s husband filed a case with Shahporan Police Station against nine people mentioning the names of six and three to four unnamed men.
On September 30, the High Court formed an investigation committee to look into the incident.
All of the accused gave their confessional statement under Section 164 of the Code of Criminal Procedure after they were taken to remand.
On January 17, 2021, a Sylhet tribunal framed charges against all the eight accused in a case filed over the incident.
The accused are Saifur Rahman, Shah Mahbubur Rahman Rony, Tarekul Islam, Arjun Laskar, Ainuddin alias Ainul, and Misbaul Islam Rajon, Rabiul Hasan, and Mahfuzur Rahman Masum.
All of them are local activists of Bangladesh Chhatra League. And they are behind bars now.
On December 3, 2020 police pressed charges against eight accused in the gang-rape case.
Indranil Bhattacharya, the investigation officer of the case, submitted the charge sheet before the court of Sylhet Metropolitan Magistrate Abul Kashem.
According to police, they found the direct involvement of six people in the rape while two assisted in the crime.
The accused who were directly involved in the crime were Saifur Rahman, Shah Mohammad Mahbubur Rahman Rony, Tariqul Islam Tarek, Arjun Laskar, Mohammad Ainuddin alias Ainul and Misbaul Islam Rajon.
Rabiul Islam Hasan and Mahfuzur Rahman Masum were accused of assisting them.
On November 30, police received the DNA report of the MC College gang-rape and found the involvement of some accused.