Child strangled for witnessing molestation in Faridpur
Allegation has been raised against a madrasa teacher for strangling a child for allegedly witnessing his molestation at Madhukhali in Faridpur district.
The incident happened at Mohammadia Achia Madrasa and Yatimkhana at village Purbogaragola under Madhukhali Sadar upazila in Faridpur district on Monday.
Police arrested a madrasa teacher in connection with the incident.
Local and Madhukhali Police Station sources said Quari teacher Hafez Md Hedayet Ullah raped a child at about 11:00am on Sunday at the madrasa. As another child saw it, the teacher then strangled him.
Hedayet Ullah is the son of Mohsin Mia of village Perer Char under Mohonganj upazila in Netrokona district, while the victim 7-year-old Iman Ali Molla was the son of Ridoy Mollah of village Samashkandi under Madhukhali upazila. The child used to live with his grandparents at village Baysodi in Raipur union under the upazila.
Madhukhali Police Station's officer-in-charge (OC) Md Shahidul Islam said the madrasa president Haji Abdus Salam Mia told him over mobile phone that a child was murdered at Mohammadia Achia Madrasa and Yatimkhana. The teacher who allegedly murdered the child could not be found.
Later at about 12:30pm, teacher Hedayet Ullah was detained with another child at Majhkandi area on Dhaka-Khulna highway under Raipur union in Madhukhali upazila. Under questioning, he confessed his involvement in strangling the child.
The OC said it was being anticipated that the child was strangled as he saw rape of another child.
The body of the victim was sent to Faridpur Medical College Hospital morgue for autopsy.