A madrasa teacher was arrested from Benekhori village in Sharsha upazila on Thursday night for allegedly trying to rape a third grader girl.
The arrestee was identified as Liakat Ali, son of late Yusuf Ali, a resident of the area and a teacher of Forkania Madrasa in the upazila.
Ataur Rahman, officer-in-charge of Sharsha Police Station, said the mother of the victim filed a case against the teacher shortly after the incident at night.
According to case statement, Liakat tried to rape the girl after detaining her at the madrasa on the night of Jan 30. However, the girl managed to escape from and informed her mother.
Later, the mother went to the teacher who rejected the charges. The woman also informed the local union parishad chairman about the incident.
Meanwhile, the teacher was produced before the court and later sent to jail on Friday.