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Students stage demo demanding headmaster's termination in Pabna

  • Published at 01:59 am August 22nd, 2019
Pabna-Dhaka Tribune
Teachers and students of Ishwardi Alhajj Textiles Mills High School block the Ishwardi-Kushtia road during their protest in Pabna on Wednesday Dhaka Tribune

At least two were jailed and another arrested in rape cases in four more districts

At least 600 primary school students of Ishwardi Alhajj Textiles Mills High School in Pabna were on the street demanding termination of their headmaster, who was accused of sexual harassing several students.

The accused headmaster Mozzammel Haque was arrested on June 17, in connection to a sexual harassment incident on May 25.

However, the students were infuriated because Mozammel received bail and rejoined the school at his previous post on Tuesday.

Hundreds demonstrated on Wednesday by blocking the Ishwardi-Kushtia road for two hours by burning tyres. 

The protesting students said they would continue to boycott all academic activities until the school›s managing committee suspended the accused teacher.

At least two jailed and one arrested

In Benapole, a nine-year-old girl was reportedly raped by a 53-year-old man, Abdul Hamid, at Colony Para in the Sharsha upazila on Tuesday.

According to locals, he took the girl to his room and violated her. Neighbours rushed-in hearing the girl’s scream and rescued her.

Bagachra police outpost OC Shukdeb Roy said: "The victim’s father filed a case accusing Abdul Hamid Khandaker of rape, We’re trying to arrest the suspect."

In Feni, police sent a 52-year old man to jail,arrested on Wednesday for raping a five-year-old child in Chhagalnaiya.

According to the case, the accused Ahsan Ullah, lured the child to the rooftop of a nearby three storey building on Friday night and raped her. 

Chhagalnaiya police OC said: "Acting on the case, we arrested Ahsan on Tuesday night. We took the child to Feni General Hospital for treatment."

In Tangail, police sent a madrasa teacher to jail on Wednesday, arrested for raping his 10-year-old student for three months.

The accused, Hafizul Islam, 30, is a residential teacher of the Central Graveyard Orphanage.

Sources said, Hafizul was raping the boy for three months. During the Eid holidays the boy came home and shared the incident with his parents. Later, child›s father filed a case against the teacher.

Tangail Sadar Model police station SI Md Monir Ahmed said: "Acting on the case we arrested Hafizul and sent him to jail following a court order."

In Jhenaidah, a man, accused of raping a seventh-grader, was arrested from Khajura in the Sadar upazila on Wednesday.

Sources said, the detained Badsha is accused of raping a seventh-grade student of Khajura on August 13 when she had gone out of her home. Later her father filed a case against Badsha.

Sadar police station OC Mizanur Rahman said: "On a tip-off police made a drive to arrest Badsha." l

Md Selim Reja, Benapole; Rafiqul Islam, Feni; Abdullah Al Numan, Tangail; Nayan Khondoker, Jhenaidah; Md. Emroz Khandakar, Pabna; contributed to the report