Cumilla, Apr 13 (UNB) – A 13-year-old girl was allegedly raped by the imam of a mosque in Debidwar upazila on Saturday.
Police arrested the accused, Mahfuzur Rahman, 21, imam of Chhoto Shalghar Dakkhinpara Baitul Falah Jame Mosque and son of M Saidul Islam of Viralla village in the upazila.
Officer-in-charge of Debidwar Police Station M Jahirul Anwar said the imam seduced the teenage girl into going to his room around 10am and raped her after gagging her with a napkin.
The victim narrated the incident to her mother after returning home, he said.
The girl was sent to hospital for medical examination.
The victim’s father filed a case in this regard, the OC said, adding that the imam confessed to his crime.