A madrasa teacher suspended for allegedly engaging in homosexual activity has reportedly killed himself in Rupganj upazila of Narayanganj, reports UNB.

Deceased Abdur Rahman, 30, was a teacher of Charitaluk Darulhuda Alim Madrasah and Shishu Sanad orphanage.

According to locals, Abdur Rahman was suspended upon accusations of rape and homosexuality by the principal of the madrasa on Friday.

Unable to handle the allegation, Abdur Rahman might have committed suicide by taking poison in the madrasah premises on Saturday after Sehri, they said.

Several teachers from the madrasah took him to Rupganj Upazila Health Complex.

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Nurjahan Ara Khatun, a physician from the health complex, confirmed Abdur Rahman was dead before arriving in the hospital.

Principal of the Madrasah Maulana Iqbal Hasan claimed that Abdur Rahman died of diarrhoea, not poisoning. A death certificate will be taken from the upazila health complex in this regard.

He admitted that Abdur Rahman was suspended by the administrative council of the madrasah on allegations of homosexual practices.

The news agency tried to contact the administrative council member Hasan Ashkari but found his phone switched off.

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