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Mosque imam arrested for raping an eight-year-old

  • Published at 11:16 pm May 22nd, 2019
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Police arrested Shihab Uddin from Aturkora village of Nasirnagar upazila on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 Dhaka Tribune

The boy was raped when he went to a maktab to take Arabic lesson

Police arrested a mosque imam in connection to a case filed for raping an eight-year-old boy in Nabinagar upazila, Brahmanbaria.

Police arrested Shihab Uddin, 25, from Aturkora village of Nasirnagar upazila on Wednesday afternoon.

Later, a Brahmanbaria court sent him to jail when police produced Shihab before the court.

According to police, Shihab was an imam of a local mosque of Barail purbapara village in Nabinagar. He also taught Arabic to children at a maktab.

When the boy went to a maktab for Arabic lesson on April 26, Shihab took the boy to his room and raped him.

The boy's mother filed a case with Nabinagar police station after they came to know about the incident.

Nabinagar police station OC Ranjit Roy said: "Shihab escaped after he raped the boy. Acting on a tip-off, we arrested him from Nasirnagar upazila.

"Shihab accepted the allegations against him after a primary interrogation and also confessed to his crimes at the Brahmanbaria court," he added.