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Teacher charged for sexual harassment in Sirajganj

  • Published at 11:36 pm March 31st, 2019
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Map of Sirajganj district Dhaka Tribune

The accused has gone into hiding

In an investigation conducted by the Upazila Primary Education office in Sirajganj, a school teacher has been charged with sexually harassing two students,.

The investigation report was sent to the District Primary Education officer on Sunday.

The accused, Saiful Islam, is an associate teacher at Kutirchor Government High School in Kamarkhand upazila.

The investigation committee decided on a punitive transfer of the accused Saiful and his colleague Tarikul Islam, and a show cause notice to another female teacher of the school.

The investigation committee also recommended divisional action against Saiful.

District Primary Education Officer, Siddiq Mohammad Yusuf Reza, said: “The thing he did is immoral and there is no chance to escape punishment.

Saiful is in hiding since the matter went public.

Earlier on Saturday, The students’ guardians further complained the teacher frequently beat up the boys to cover up abuse.

The students in question were admitted to a local hospital for treatment.

The guardians demanded the school authority promptly terminate the accused and ensure exemplary punishment.

Locals say the accused teacher is a cousin of the school’s management committee president.

Both the principal and the teacher were unreachable for comment.

Speaking to the Dhaka Tribune, Kamarkhand police station OC, Habibul Islam, said the parents of the two students had not filed a case centering the allegation yet.

“We will look into the matter after a case is filed,” he added.

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