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A Chandpur tribunal on Monday sent the imam of a mosque to jail for allegedly raping a teenage girl in Debpur area of Sadar upazila six months ago.

Judge of the Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal passed the order when Md Mozammel Haque, 30, son of Jafar Ali Mia of Uakuru village in Shahrasti upazila and imam of Debpur Jame Mosque, was produced before the court.

Officer-in-charge of Hajiganj police station Md Alamgir Hossain Roni said the victim's father who is a visually impaired beggar and her mother caught the accused from Hajiganj Bazar area on Sunday afternoon and informed police.

Later, police arrested him. They also recovered indecent pictures of several other teenage girls from the imam's cell phone, he said.

On 17 November last year, Mozammel took the victim to a rented house at Haji Mansion area of Hajiganj Bazar in the name of teaching her English and raped her there and fled.

After returning home, the victim narrated the incident to her parents.

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