The Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal of Kushtia awarded a school headmaster of Meherpur to life term imprisonment for raping his colleague in a Kushtia hotel in 2016.
Judge of the court Munshi Moshiur Rahman pronounced the verdict in presence of the convict.
According to prosecution, the victim, a part-time teacher at Mujibnagar Amrakanan High School in Meherpur, came to Kushtia on May 12, 2016 to take part in Teachers’ Registration Examination scheduled to be held the next day.
The female teacher was accompanied by headmaster of the school Shariful Islam whom she looked upon as her guardian.
They rented two separate rooms of Al Amin Hotel at Barabazar of Kushtia town.
Shariful knocked at the door of the female teacher’s room early morning of May 13 and told her that he would give her some tips on the examination.
As she opened the door, Shariful entered the room, closed the door and raped her.
At one stage the woman lost her consciousness and the rapist called his acquaintance Zahidul Islam, a medical representative, over phone and asked him to go there.
Zahidul took the victim to the Kushtia General Hospital and fled.
After primary treatment, the hospital staff persuaded the woman to go home in Meherpur on the same day.
After going home, she told her family of the incident.
They took her to a hospital as her bleeding did not stop.
The news spread in the area and mainstream media covered the issue.
Later, the then Kushtia Deputy Commissioner Syed Belal Hossain brought the woman to Kushtia and admitted her to Kushtia General Hospital on May 15.
The victim filed a case with Kushtia Model Police Station that day accusing headmaster Shariful.
Kushtia Model Police arrested the headmaster with the help of Meherpur police on September 12, 2017.