Amid harassment and threat by a stalker, three sisters have stopped attending their classes.
The alleged stalker, Delwar Hossain, 25, son of Tara Mia of Hatior village in Gouripur upazila under the district, and his accomplices have been disturbing an SSC candidate girl of the area for long.
Her elder sister is an HSC candidate while the youngest sister is a seventh grader at a local school, family sources said.
The SSC examinee completed her test examinations and her parents had to escort her to school for completing her form filling process, family sources said.
As the girl rejected Delwar's marriage proposal on several occasions, the stalker created more nuisance in recent months, and it forced the victim to stop attending her school three months ago, said the girl's father, a farmer.
“In last month, my SSC examinee daughter started classes at a coaching centre, some one kilometre away from our house. But Delwar again started harassing her.
“On November 25 afternoon, when she was returning home from the coaching centre with another girl, Delwar along with his accomplice Abdul Aziz of neighbouring Poltipara village waylaid her with sharp weapons and forcibly took her onto an auto-rickshaw.
“They took my daughter to Sahaganj area of the upazila, some seven kilometres away.
As they started torturing her, locals came to her rescue and arranged her safe return in the evening. Then she narrated the incident to us,” said the father.
He informed Gouripur Upazila Nirbahi Officer Marjina Akhter about the matter and lodged a complaint with Gouripur Police Station accusing Delwar and Aziz on Friday.
“My daughters' education faces uncertainty as they dare not go out house. Earlier Delwar used to tease my elder daughter, but his family did not take any step to prevent him, despite our complaints. As the accused are still at large and giving threats, we feel utterly insecure,” he said.
Delwar Ahmed, officer-in-charge of Gouripur Police Station, said primary inquiry shows the allegations to be true and police are trying to arrest the accused.
Delwar's father Tara Mia said if his son is found guilty, he should be punished.