A mobile court has sentenced a school teacher to seven days’ imprisonment for taking lewd photos with a female student in Rajshahi’s Puthia upazila.
The convicted Abu Syed, 35, is a computer teacher at Puthia Girls’ High School.
A court of Executive Magistrate Mst Nazma Nahar passed the order on Tuesday, confirmed by Puthia police station acting OC Sayedur Rahman.
“We have sent him to the Rajshahi Central jail,” the OC added.
According to the mobile court sources, the accused teacher had taken some intimate photos with a class-ten student in the computer lab of the school while no other students were there.
The photos were taken using the personal phone of the teacher in question.
Acting on a tip-off, the mobile court recovered a couple of pictures of the duo from the computer of a nearby kiosk that provides computer and mobile related services.
The court also found that the teacher had stored the photographs in a compact disk.The managing committee of the school has suspended the alleged teacher for his misdeeds.
The decision of his suspension came at an urgent meeting held on Wednesday.
Headmaster of the school Abdus Sattar Mondol told the Dhaka Tribune that the teacher was suspended as the probe committee formed in this regard had found the teacher guilty.
A member of the school managing committee, seeking anonymity, said: “According to the students, at least two more teachers are involved in similar acts”
“We have allegations against some teachers of disseminating intimate pictures with the female students on different social media.”
“Stern legal and institutional actions will be taken against the teachers if they are proven guilty,” the managing committee member added.