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Staff Correspondent : The Viqarunnisa Noon School and College (VNSC) student, who was allegedly raped by teacher Parimal Jayadhar, has deposed before a magistrate. Metropolitan magistrate Shamima Parvin recorded the deposition on Sunday, police sub-inspector of general records department of the Dhaka Chief Metropolitan Magistrate’s Court Nargis Rahman, told sub-inspector Majibor Rhman said the 10th-grade student of the institution’s Bashundhara branch gave her deposition under the Section 22 of the Women and Children Repression Prevention Act.
Police were granted five days to grill Parimal, who on July 11, the fifth day of the remand, was produced before the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate’s Court and admitted to the crime. Parimal, a teacher of Bangla with the school’s Bashundhara campus, was arrested from a house of his relatives at Keraniganj on July 6.
The arrest came after the victim’s father filed a case with the Badda police charging him with rape of her daughter. Charges were also levelled against principal Hosne Ara and Lutfar Rahman, acting headmaster for the day shift of the school’s Bashundhara branch, for allegedly backing Parimal, destroying evidence and threatening the family after filing the case.
Parimal, who is from Tungipara in Gopalganj and is married having a three-year-old son, went into hiding after students of the school and their parents took to streets demanding his arrest. The school authorities fired him after a meeting of the governing body on July 5. The governing body, whose time had expired a long time ago, replaced Hosne Ara with Ambia Khatun on Wednesday.
But the government did not approve of the change. Finally, Manju Ara Begum was made the acting principal on Thursday. Manju Ara Begum said on Sunday academic activities in the school had resumed as the students joined their classes. The High Court on May 14, 2009 laid down a set of guidelines to prevent sexual harassment of women and children at work places, educational institutions and on the streets.
The court in the guidelines asked authorities to set up sexual harassment complaint centres at work places and educational institutions, and constitute committees to investigate charges. According to the case detail, Parimal, who tutored the girl, raped her after tying her hands and pushing clothe into her mouth in a room of an F-block house adjacent to the institution’s Bashundhara branch around 10am on May 28.
Photographing the girl with his mobile phone, he threatened her to upload the photos on internet. He also threatened to kill her when she went to the house on June 17. On June 28, all the 10th grade students of the branch submitted a complaint to the acting headmaster on the incident. But the acting headmaster, Lutfar Rahman, said only the principal had the authority to deal with such matters.