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Madrasa teacher confesses to raping male student in Feni

  • Published at 08:50 pm April 18th, 2019
Feni madrasa teacher Harun - Dhaka Tribune
Rahimpur Arabia Islamia Madrasa teacher Md Harun of Feni's Sadar upazila in police custody Dhaka Tribune

The man was arrested from the madrasa premises on Wednesday night

A madrasa teacher has confessed to raping a third grader at Sadar upazila of Feni.

Accused Md Harun, 30, gave his confessional statement to the court under Section 164 of the Code of Criminal Procedure on Thursday.

Later, Senior Judicial Magistrate Zakir Hossain sent him to jail.

“Harun has admitted his involvement in the [rape] incident,” said Feni Sadar police station OC Sajedul Islam.

Investigation officer of the case Sub-Inspector (SI) Abu Taher said the child’s father had earlier filed the case with Feni Sadar police station.

Harun was arrested from the madrasa premises on Wednesday night, the SI added.

According to the case statement, Harun raped a third-grader of Rahimpur Arabia Islamia Madrasa at Lemua union in Feni Sadar upazila on Wednesday afternoon. 

Later, he threatened the boy and told him not to disclose the matter to anyone.

The incident comes weeks after Alim examinee Nusrat Jahan Rafi was set on fire and killed by supporters of her madrasa principal in Feni, after she had accused him of sexually harassing her.