Narayanganj Senior Judicial Magistrate Nusrat Sahara Bithi ordered him to be sent to jail on Saturday afternoon, the court said. Asaduzzaman informed.
Earlier on Saturday morning from the city masadaira said. Police arrested the imam named Shahadat Hossain (43).
Shahadat is the son of Nurul Islam of Fatehpur village in Araihazar upazila of Narayanganj. He is the Imam of the North Masdai Mosque and the director of the Nurani Hefzkhana.
Inspector Asaduzzaman, citing case documents, said the teenager’s younger brother, Nurani, was studying in custody. The teenager used to travel there to feed her brother. When Shahadat offered her love, the girl informed the family. When the family members asked, the Imam became silent. On the evening of April 6, when the girl went to buy food in Jamtala area of the city, Shahadat took her to a house called Newaz Manzil in Nabiganj area of Bandar upazila after showing her the temptation of marriage. Stuck there and raped more than once. On April 19, the imam threatened the girl and sent her home.
When the girl went home and informed the family, the family filed a case against her. Inspector Asaduzzaman said the teenager had given a statement in court.