Police yesterday arrested a schoolteacher on charge of raping a female student in Amtali upazila of Barguna.
Police produced the arrestee, Md Jahirul Islam, 30, physical education teacher of Kathalia Tajem Ali High School in Amtali, to a Senior Judicial Magistrate’s Court the same day and the court sent him to jail, said Abul Bashar, officer in charge of Amtali Police Station.
“Jahirul raped the girl, a tenth grader of his school, on several occasions since December, saying that otherwise she would be made to fail in the examinations. At one stage the victim became pregnant. Then Jahirul took the victim to a clinic in Patuakhali district town and arranged destroying her embryo,” he said.
Students, guardians and locals formed a human chain in front of the school demanding arrest of the perpetrator on June 30.
The victim’s grandfather filed a rape case with Amtali Police Station on July 1 accusing Jahirul.
Afterwards Jahirul went into hiding and finally police led by Md Foysal Ahmed, investigation officer of the case, arrested him from Amtali Chowrasta area around 10:00am yesterday.