Road Transport and Bridges Minister and the ruling Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader said the government would not spare the miscreants involved in the gang-rape of a woman inside a hostel of Murari Chand (MC) College in Sylhet.
He made the remarks at a discussion programme marking the birthday of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at Bangabandhu Avenue in the capital on Sunday, reports Somoy TV.
"The government has taken a tough stance regarding the incident. The culprits will be brought to justice as per the directive of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina," said Quader.
Meanwhile, police on Sunday arrested Saifur Rahman, the prime accused, and Arjun Laskar for their alleged involvement in the gang-raping on September 25 night.
According to police, a group of six or seven culprits dragged the woman into the dormitory and raped her after beating and tying up her husband when the couple went to visit the college at Tilagarh area in the evening.
Being informed, police rescued the couple from the dormitory area around 10:30 pm and admitted the victim to the One-Stop Crisis Centre at Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College and Hospital.
The victim's husband, on Saturday, filed a case with Shah Paran Police station accusing nine people, including six Chhatra League men.
The accused include MC College BCL leaders Shah Md Mahbubur Rahman Rony, 25, and M Saifur Rahman, 28, BCL leaders Tarek, 28, Arjun Laskar, 25, Robiul Islam, 25, and Mahfuzur Rahman Masum, 25, from outside the college.