A 13-year-old girl has become pregnant after being raped by the imam of a local mosque at Chandra in Sadar upazila.
The incident came to light on Sunday as the victim's father filed a case with Sadar Model Police Station against Foysal Ahmed, an imam of Rashedia Jame Masjid, said Nasimuddin, officer-in-charge of the police station.
According to the case statement, the girl used to learn Arabic from Foysal along with other children at his home.
One day, after tuition, Foysal allowed everyone to leave but kept the girl behind, ostensibly to help clean his washroom, and raped her.
Later, he violated the girl repeatedly and threatened her to remain silent.
He also recorded video of these occasions.
However, the imam went into hiding after the incident came to light. Police are trying to arrest him.