The teacher threatened the victims to keep them silent and recorded the rape incidents on his phone
A madrasa teacher has been arrested and accused of raping at least six students of the institute in Lakshmipur.
Locals had confined Mobarak Hossain, 28, at the Muslimabad Ta’limul Quran Islami Academy in the Sadar upazila’s Hajirpara Union after they learned of the rapes.
Afterwards, Chandraganj police station in-charge Jashim Uddin came to the spot, arrested the madrasa teacher and rescued six victims on Tuesday.
The mother of one of the victims has filed a case with Chandraganj police station.
According to the case statement, Mobarak raped at least six students on multiple occasions. He threatened the victims to keep them silent and recorded the rape incidents on his phone.
Locals caught wind of the situation when one of the victims was found to be bleeding.
Mobarak, an Imam at a local mosque, established the madrasa at West Kalidasbag in 2018. The madrasa had 30 residential students.
The local administration shut down the madrasa after the rape incidents came to light.
Additional Superintendent of Police Md Mimtanur Rahman said they are taking legal action against the madrasa teacher.
The government recently incorporated death penalty into law as the highest punishment for rape.