A 55-year-old madrasa teacher has been jailed over charges of sodomizing a teenage student in Rajshahi.
The accused was identified as Abdul Zabbar Mahmud Zihadi, teacher of Jamia Rahmania Madrasa, hailing from Boalia union of the district.
Boalia police station Officer-in-Charge (OC) Aman Ullah said: “The 14-year-old boy came to police station and lodged a complaint against the teacher on Tuesday night. He is a resident student of the madrasa.”
According to the OC, police detained Zabbar the same night. The accused later fell sick and was sent to Rajshahi Medical College Hospital, where on-duty doctors said he was physically well and sent him back into police custody.
The victim’s father filed a case with Boalia police on Wednesday.
Golam Mostafa, the investigation officer of the case, said: “A magistrate's court of Rajshahi heard the case. The victim was present before the magistrate and testified before the court.”