A Rajshahi court sent an imam of a mosque to jail in connection with rape of a Class VIII girl on Tuesday.
Police arrested the 35-year-old imam of Gaopara Shenvag Jame Mosque, Iyaqub Ali, at Puthia in Rajshahi on the day.
Puthia police officer-in-charge Rezaul Islam said, ‘the girl used to come to Iyaqub for tuition lesson and Iyaqub allegedly raped the girl for two years in a room adjacent to the mosque, promising her to marry.’
He said as the girl became pregnant, the girl’s father filed a case on November 24, accusing three people including Iyaqub. ‘We are trying to catch the other two,’ said the officer. He said the victim was sent to Rajshahi Medical College Hospital for medical tests.
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