On Dec 3, Indranil Bhattacharya, case investigating officer, submitted the charge sheet before Sylhet Metropolitan Magistrate Court Judge Abul Kashem
A court has accepted charges against eight people in a case filed over the gang rape of a woman at Sylhet MC College.
Sylhet Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal Judge Muhitul Haque Chowdhury accepted the charge sheet with the eight accused at the dock on Tuesday morning.
Confirming the matter to Dhaka Tribune, Sylhet Metropolitan Police (SMP) Deputy Commissioner (Prosecution) Jabedur Rahman said the eight accused were sent back to jail after they were briefing brought before the court on Tuesday morning.
On December 3, Indranil Bhattacharya, case investigating officer, submitted the charge sheet before Sylhet Metropolitan Magistrate Court Judge Abul Kashem.
According to the police they found direct involvement of six people in the rape while two others helped the others in the crime.
The six accused who were directly involved in the crime are—Saifur Rahman, Shah Md Mahbubur Rahman Rony, Tariqul Islam Tarek, Arjun Laskar, Md Ainuddin alias Ainul and Misbaul Islam Rajon.
The other accused are Rabiul Islam Hasan and Mahfuzur Rahman Masum.
On Sunday, police received the DNA report of the MC College rape incident and found the involvement of some accused, arrested over the gang rape, in a DNA test.
A group of youths tied up a man and raped his 19-year-old wife at a dormitory of MC College on September 25.
After police rescued the couple, the victim’s husband filed a case with Shahporan police station against nine people mentioning the names of six.
A countrywide protest had sparked following the rape incident, forcing the government to take prompt action.
Protesters also took to the streets demanding capital punishment of the rapists.
Law enforcers have arrested eight people in this connection and they are now under police custody.
The High Court on September 30 formed an investigation committee to look into the incident.