One of the victims was mentally challenged
Police arrested an imam from Nawdabas village in Domar upazila, Nilphamari, on Saturday night, in a case filed for raping two children.
The arrested identified as Ali Akbar,56, lives in Akashghuri village in Dimla upazila of the district, said Domar police station Officer-in-Charge (OC), Md Mostafizar Rahman.
"The victim's mother filed a case against Ali Akbar under the Women and Children Repression Prevention Act after police detained the accused. Akbar landed in jail following a court order on Sunday morning," the OC added.
The case states, the accused Imam teaches at a madrasa in Nawdabas village. On Saturday, when the madrasa was closed for the day, Ali Akbar took the two children to his living room beside the madrasa and raped the children by turn.
The accused also threatened the children not to disclose the matter to their parents. However, upon returning home, the children revealed the matter to their parents as they started feeling pain.