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Netrakona imam rapes student on pretext of marriage

Police have arrested the imam after a complaint was lodged against him

Update : 09 Apr 2021, 02:48 PM

A man has been arrested for raping one of his students on the pretext of marriage at Kendua upazila in Netrokona, police said on Friday.

The accused has been identified as Monjurul Haque, 25, an imam of a local mosque.

According to police, Monjurul used to teach Arabic to local children in the mornings. Over the course of several classes, he and the rape survivor, one of his students, grew fond of each other.

On Wednesday night, Monjurul called his student to a jungle near her home and allegedly had sexual intercourse with her, promising marriage. However, the student's father caught them in the act, police said.

Though Monjurul managed to flee then, cops later arrested him from Digli village following a complaint lodged by the survivor's father.

Kendua police station Inspector (investigation) Habibullah Khan said Monjurul was produced before a court after his arrest and sent to judicial custody on Thursday.

"The rape survivor was sent to Netrokona Modern Hospital for a medical examination," he added.

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