The committee has been asked to give a preliminary report within three working days
The Ministry of Education has formed a three-member committee to find out whether the gang rape of a woman at MC College in Sylhet happened because of the college authorities’ negligence.
A letter in this regard, signed by Deputy Education Secretary Dr Srikanta Kumar Chanda, was issued on Tuesday.
The probe committee, headed by the director of college and administration at the Directorate of Secondary and Higher Education (DSHE), has been asked to give a preliminary report on the case within the next three working days, and a final report within seven days.
According to the letter, the committee has been tasked with investigating to see whether there were any shortcomings on the college management authorities’ parts, which led to the gang rape, and sending a report with recommendations after determining the responsibilities of all concerned.
The other two members of the committee are the deputy director (college) and member-secretary of DSHE, Sylhet region, and the assistant director (college-1) of DSHE.
On Friday, a couple was visiting Murari Chand College, or MC College, in Sylhet when a group of men, who are allegedly members of Bangladesh Chhatra League, the student wing of the ruling party, attacked the couple.
According to source, some of the men took the husband and locked him into a room in one of the dormitories in the college, and the others took the wife into a car on the premises, where they took turns to rape her.
Later, the husband filed a case with Shah Paran police station against seven or eight people, naming six of them.
So far, police have arrested seven people, including five named accused in the case. The two others are suspected to be involved with the assault.
Of them, six have been placed on remand for five days each.