Imam arrested for ‘raping’ ninth grader

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An Imam of a mosque was arrested on allegation of raping a ninth grader girl in Hazarichak of Zakiganj upazila in Sylhet on Friday night, reports UNB.

The arrested is Kazi Zahid Hasan, Imam of Hazarichak Jam-e-Masjid of the upazila.

Zakiganj police station officer-in-charge Habibur Rahman said the girl used to come to the Imam for tuition. Zahid took the girl at a residential hotel out of the town and raped her there on 25 June.

Later, he sent the girl home by a bus after she had fallen sick.

Victim's father filed a case with the police station under Women and Children Repression Act on the following day.

There are several women repression allegations including theft against the Imam, the OC added.