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Feni headteacher confesses to raping fifth grader

  • Published at 10:55 am April 12th, 2019
Headteacher of Khushipur Primary School Abdul Karim seen being taken into custody by police Dhaka Tribune

On April 7, the court granted a two-day remand for the teacher

The headteacher of Khushipur Primary School, in Daganbhuiyan upazila of Feni, has confessed before a court that he raped a fifth grader—repeatedly—over the past few months.

Senior Judicial Magistrate ASM Imran of Cognizance Court 3 recorded the confessional statements of the accused, Abdul Karim, 55, under section 164 of Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) on Thursday afternoon.

Daganbhuiyan police station Officer-in-Charge (OC) Md Saleh Ahmed Pathan said: "Headteacher Karim admitted in court that he had raped the student several times over the last few months and also intimidated her to keep quiet about the matter."

After recording his statement, the court sent the headteacher to jail, the OC added.

On April 5, the victim’s older sister filed a rape case with Daganbhuiyan police station under the Women and Children Repression Prevention Act.

Following the case filing, police arrested the headteacher and sent him to jail through court.

On April 7, the court granted a two-day remand for the teacher after he was produced before it and police sought a five-day remand.

On that day, the court also recorded the victim's statements under section 22. 

Feni Sadar Hospital confirmed that the child is pregnant.