A madrasa teacher was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly raping at least six students of the institute in Laxmipur.
Locals had kept Mobarak Hossain, 28, confined at the Muslimabad Ta’limul Quran Islami Academy in the Sadar upazila’s Hajirpara Union before Chandraganj Police Station’s in-charge Jsahim Uddin came and arrested the madrasa teacher and rescued six victims.
The mother of one of the victims has filed a case with Chandraganj police. Mobarak, son of Shah Alam of Raipur upazila, is the director of the madrasa.
According to the case statement, Mobarak had raped at least six students several times. He threatened the victims to keep silent and recorded the rape incidents on his phone.
Locals caught wind of the situation when one of the victims kept 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 actions against the madrasa teacher.
The government has recently incorporated death penalty in the law as the highest punishment for rape.
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