Madrasa principal held for ‘raping’ minor girl

Staff Correspondent

23 January, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Police on Friday arrested a madrasa principal on charge of raping a 10-year-old girl at Ashulia in Savar of Dhaka district.

The arrestee is Maulana Touhid bin Azhar, 65. He is principal of two Girls’ Madrasas in Savar. Hur-e-Jannat Mohila Madrasa and Nur-E-Modina Madrasa are the names of his madrasas.

Maulana Touhid was arrested from Kafrul area in the capital on Thursday night.

According to police, the victim is a resident student of his madrasa. On the day of the incident, principal Azhar called the girl to his house for making tea and raped her. During the incident, wife of the principal was not at home. The victim’s father came to know the incident from her daughter and filed a case against the principal. The principal hailed from Gurudaspur upazila of Natore district.

Sub-Inspector of Ashulia Police Station Al Mamun Kabir, also investigating officer of the case, said, “The victim has been sent to One Stop Crisis (OCC) for medical examinations while the accused to court.