A court in Chandpur on Thursday afternoon sent a ‘Pir’ to jail in a case over raping a teenage girl in Faridganj upazila of the district.
Senior judicial magistrate Md Shafiul Azam also ordered the police to investigate the allegation.
On January 24, the victim, 17, filed the case accusing Abu Bakar Siddique Atiqullah, 57, Pir (Spiritual guide of Sufis) at village Subidpur Paschim in Faridganj upazila. She worked as a domestic help in the Pir’s house.
According to the case statement, during her stay at the house of the Pir, he raped the girl on 15 September, 2016. Two months after the incident, her family married the girl off to a man of the neighbouring village in the same upazila.
Her husband’s family raised question when the victim gave birth to a baby boy seven months after her marriage. An arbitration was also held without any solution.
The victim later filed the rape case with Faridganj Police Station and police arrested the accused on the same day.
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