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Tangail school teacher jailed for sexual harassment

  • Published at 10:51 pm October 1st, 2018
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One of the guardians from Bindu Basini Government Girl's High School in Tangail, batters the accused teacher Saidur Rahman Bablu on the school premise before handing him over to the police Dhaka Tribune

Students of the school alleged that Saidur used to harass them sexually and they had several times informed the school headmaster Mamun Talukder of his acts but the headmaster did not take any action but threatened to expel the students

On Monday a Tangail mobile court sentenced a teacher to jail for one year for sexually harassing female students.

The mobile court led by Judge Executive Magistrate Shahriar Rahman passed the verdict on Monday afternoon.

The accused, Saidur Rahman Bablu, of Parkhi village of Kalihati of Tangail, is a teacher of Bindu Basini Government Girl's High School in Tangail.

Police said Saidur made illicit suggestions to a class IX student of the school on Sunday.

Students of the school took out a protest rally in the premises on Monday.

At one point they entered Saidur’s office and thrashed him before he was handed over to police. 

Students of the school alleged that Saidur used to harass them sexually and they had several times informed the school headmaster Mamun Talukder of his acts but the headmaster did not take any action but threatened to expel the students.

The victim said:“Saidur Rahman had been making a lot of illicit suggestions to many of them for a long time. Even after informing the school head master repeatedly, no action was taken against him.”

Guardians and students of the school demanded exemplary punishment of Saidur and removal of the headmaster.

Additional Deputy Commissioner (Education) Ashraful Momin said:“Action has been taken against Saidur Rahman. He has been dismissed on the students' demand. If anyone else is involved in such matters then similar action will be taken against them.”

Tangail model police station officer-in-charge (OC)Sayedur Rahman, said police went to the school and brought the situation under control. They also arrested Saidur Rahman Bablu and filed a case under charges of sexual harassment.