Head teacher sent to jail for rape, blackmail
A high school head teacher in Bandarban was sent to jail yesterday for raping a student two years ago, while a man was accused in a case on charge of raping a fifth-grader in Joypurhat.
In Bandarban, Samor Kanti Datto, 55, of Ruma Junior High School, used to privately tutor the victim, a tenth grader at the time, police said.
On August 23, 2019, the victim, an indigenous girl, went to Samor's residence for her tuition class. After completing lessons, Samor raped her and filmed the incident.
On September 22 this year, Samor sent the incriminating video clips and photographs to the victim and said she would have to marry him or he would leak all the footage on the internet.
The girl then shared the incident with her family, after which her sister filed a case against Samor, who was arrested around 8:00pm on Friday.
Yesterday, Samor was produced before a court that sent him to jail, said Abul Kashem, officer-in-charge (OC) of Ruma police station.
Meanwhile in Joypurhat's Kalai upazila, a fifth grader was raped by her neighbour on Friday noon.
The accused is Md Jahurul Islam, 38, a resident of the upazila's Chandarpara village.
Quoting the victim's family, police said the girl was home alone on Friday noon as her parents went out for work.
Jahurul forced his way into the house, raped the girl and fled the scene after the victim was left senseless.
When the mother retuned home, she found her daughter lying on ground and began screaming, after which neighbours and other locals rushed to the spot.
As the news spread around the area, local "influential people" pressurised the victim's family not to take the girl to hospital so that police cannot find out about the incident.
"They tried to settle the issue through social arbitration," alleged the family.
However, the victim's father filed a case with Kalai police against Jahurul on Friday night.
Police are trying to arrest Jahurul, who is on the run, said Selim Malik, officer-in-charge of Kalai Police Station.
(Our correspondents from Bandarban and Dinajpur contributed to the report.)