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12:00 AM, June 28, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:06 AM, June 28, 2019

2 teachers held for ‘raping 20 students’

Rab yesterday detained two high school teachers for their alleged involvement in rape of more than 20 female students of their school in Narayanganj Sadar.

The duo -- Ariful Islam, 30, assistant teacher of Oxford High School, and Rafiqul Islam Zulfikar, 55, headmaster of the same school -- were detained on the campus premises of the school.

Ariful had been teaching English and Mathematics at the school for last eight years. During the time, he had repeatedly raped more than 20 female students, mostly by blackmailing them with obscene images, alleged locals.

The occurrence came into the limelight as a ninth grader of the school complained to her family members that Ariful had been sexually harassing her for last couple of years. Hearing the allegation, agitating locals, along with complainant’s father, went to the school and found objectionable pictures of female students in Ariful’s mobile phone.

Alep Uddin, senior assistant director of Rab-11, said they went to the school on information that Ariful and Rafiqul were being beaten up by agitating locals. The law enforcers then detained the duo and took them into custody.

Ariful was detained on charge of rape and Rafiqul for assisting Ariful by keeping mum on the issue, the Rab official added.

Shaheen Sha Parvez, officer-in-charge of Siddhirganj Police Station, said the duo accepted their crimes in primary interrogation.

A case would soon be filed against the culprits, he added.


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