A madrasa teacher, sued for forcibly sodomizing an 11-year-old boy, went into hiding on Sunday night.
The victim, son of a poor rickshaw-van driver, is undergoing treatment at Joypurhat Modern hospital.
The accused, Ayub Ali, 42, son of Nasir Uddin of Kamiadanga village under Dhamoirhat upazila of Naogaon, taught at Hafezia Madrasa at Aramnagar of Joypurhat municipality.
Fifteen boys, all belonging to poor families, are students of the madrasa, said police.
“Ayub Ali sodomized the boy at his bedroom a week ago and threatened him of tough punishment if the matter is disclosed. Afterwards, he committed the brutal act almost every night,” the boy’s father said in the case statement.
On Sunday morning, the boy fled from the madrasa and informed his parents at home.
As the boy fell sick, he was admitted to Joypurhat Modern Hospital the same day.
The boy was brought with serious anal injuries, said Dr Mubinul Islam, resident medical officer of Joypurhat Modern Hospital.
Demanding arrest and punishment of the perpetrator, the victim’s family members said the madrasa teacher allegedly did the same with some other boys too.
“The victim boy’s father filed a case on Sunday afternoon and we have started investigation into the incident. Drives are on to arrest the accused teacher,” said Raihan Hossain, inspector (Investigation) of Joypurhat Sadar Police Station.