Police arrested an Arabic teacher from Satkania upazila in Chattogram on Sunday night for raping a 9-year-old student.
The arrestee was Abdul Malek, teacher of a local Maktab in Moneabad area of Purangor union. Maktab refers to a type of elementary school for learning Quran and Arabic.
On Sunday night police arrested the teacher during a drive following a complaint filed by the student’s mother at the Satkania police station.
Officer-in-Charge of Satkania police station Anwar Hossain said according to the complaint, the girl was a regular student of that Maktab.
On November 17, the accused teacher raped the student keeping her back after the class, said the student’s mother.
As the student suddenly fell sick on Saturday, she informed her mother of the incident and later a case was filed under Women and Children Repression Prevention act.
The student is currently being treated at the One-stop Crisis Center at the Chattogram Medical College Hospital, said the OC.