Members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) have detained three people from Sadar upazila of Cox’s Bazar in connection with the gang rape of a school teacher. The detainees were Bedar Mia, 28, Mostak Mia, 24, and Belal Uddin, 22, of the district. Read:Housewife gang raped in Thakurgaon: 3 held A team of Rab-15 detained the trio from an under-construction building in PM Khali area of the town Tuesday night following a complaint filed at Cox’s Bazar Sadar police station by the rape survivor, said Assistant Superintendent of Police Nityananda Das at a press briefing on Wednesday. On August 19, prime accused Bedar Mia along with his three associates raped the school teacher at gun point taking her to the under-construction building. The detainees confessed to their crime during primary questioning, said the officer. The detainees were handed over to Cox’s Bazar Sadar police station, he added.
Ibrahim Ali, 45, the headmaster of Shalmara Ghonapara government primary school, has set a unique example by constructing a 50-foot-long floating bridge on the Sati River with drums and bamboo at Chandrapur union in Kaliganj upazila of Lalmonirhat. Thanks to Ibrahim Ali’s initiative, around 15,000 villagers, including students, are now able to cross the river using the bridge. “When no one stepped up to repair the concrete bridge over the river after it collapsed, I decided to build a floating bamboo bridge myself with the help of two or four local people to alleviate the sufferings of people including my students. We used 20 drums and more than hundred bamboos,” said headmaster Ibrahim Ali. Read: Floods damage 1600 km roads, bridges in Sylhet: Govt estimate “The bridge cost about Tk one lakh. The concrete bridge on the Sati River has remained collapsed for a year, causing sufferings of the villagers on both sides of the river,” said an employee of Naodabas Dakhil Madrasa Md Ruhul Amin.
A 53-year-old teacher riding his bycycle to school died after being knocked down by a speeding bus on Dinajpur-Phulbari road in Sadar upazila of Dinajpur on Thursday. The deceased was identified as Nur Jamal, an assistant teacher at Panchbari Government Primary School and son of Salim Chairman of Sadar upazila. Read: Barishal road crash: Death toll climbs to 6 Noni Gopal, an inspector at Kotwali Police Station, said the accident occurred in the morning in the Jaliapara area, leaving him dead on the spot. Agitated local people blocked Dinajpur-Phulbari road in protest against the accident, disrupting vehicular movement for an hour.
Amnesty International has urged the Bangladeshi authorities to "immediately and unconditionally" release Hriday Chandra Mondal, a schoolteacher who was arrested on charges of “hurting religious sentiment” after he discussed in the classroom the distinction between religion and science. “Hriday Chandra Mondal must be released immediately and unconditionally,” said Smriti Singh, Deputy Regional Director for South Asia at Amnesty International, a UK-based global rights group. Hriday's detention is "emblematic of a disturbing trend in Bangladesh where the space for free expression is rapidly shrinking. Detaining a teacher for simply discussing ideas in class sets a dangerous precedent where even challenging students to think critically can now land someone in jail," said Singh. She said Amnesty International has been documenting a growing sense of fear among people in Bangladesh stemming from the arbitrary detention and growing criminalization of the right to freedom of expression. Hriday’s case only exacerbates the situation and represents a direct threat for one of the last bastions of free expression in the country, said the statement. Several civil society and academic organizations, including the Bangladesh Astronomical Association and the Centre for Women Journalists, have condemned the arrest and raised concerns about the ability of academics to teach. Similarly, human rights defenders, lawyers and teachers around the country have raised questions about the time of the arrest, which according to them appears to be politically motivated. READ: Amnesty International urges speedy probe into Rohingya leader Mohib Ullah's killing “Hriday Chandra Mondal’s detention is a shameful demonstration of the erosion of the human rights situation in Bangladesh. The authorities must take urgent measures to improve the conditions that allow people to express freely and safely, and ensure that teachers can speak freely in class without fear of reprisals,” said Singh. In the discussion at school, where teachers should be free to discuss any ideas or facts without fear of reprisals, the teacher argued that “religion is a matter of faith” while “science looks at evidence”, according to a recording that was filmed by [a student/someone in the class and?] shared on social media. In the audio recording accessed by Amnesty International, the teacher said: “There is no evidence in religion. Religion in the end says God will take care of everything. Religion offers memorized words whereas science shows evidence”. On 22 March, two days after the recording was made, the school’s headteacher told the media that students and other people from the community were demonstrating outside the school calling for punishment for Hriday. Later that day, an office assistant of the high school filed a case before the police against the teacher, who was subsequently arrested. He has since been held in judicial custody after being denied bail twice. The next bail hearing is scheduled for 10 April 2022 at the District and Sessions Judges Court.
A Rangpur court on Thursday sentenced a school teacher to life time imprisonment in a case filed over raping a ninth grader last year. Rangpur Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal-2 Judge Md Rokonuzzaman pronounced the verdict and fined the convict Tk one lakh. Read: 10 get life terms for killing youth in Pabna The lifer is Monwarul Islam Mithu, 40, English teacher of Suger Mills High School in Shyampur. According to the case statement, on June 30, 2020, the class IX student of Suger Mills High School met Monwarul Islam near Shyampur Railway station on her way home from a coaching center around 10 am. Monwarul asked the student to go to school immediately for filling up information form for students. When she went to school she found no one else there except Monwarul who raped her in a classroom. Read: Teacher gets life in jail for raping minor student in Kurigram Monwarul later threatened the girl not to inform the matter to others. The same day the girl filed a complaint at the Badarganj police station with the help of her family members and then police filed a case. On November 12, 2020, investigation officer in the case submitted the charge sheet in the case.
Police have arrested three men, including a school teacher, for allegedly assaulting a minor folk singer by shaving off his head in Shibganj upazila of Bogura district. The arrestees have been identified as Mezbaul Islam, 52, a teacher at Gujia High School, Shafiul Islam Khokon, 55, and Tarek Rahman, 20, of Juri Majhpara village in the upazila. Officer-in-charge of Shibganj Police Station Sirajul Islam said that the 16-year-old singer, a disciple of Matin Baul, had recently reacted to the trio's remarks on his attire. Read: AL politician hacked to death in Bogura Furious over the minor singer's reaction, five men went to the house of a person where he lived and allegedly tonsured his head on September 18. They had also threatened to banish him from the village if he didn't quit singing, police said. A case was subsequently filed against the five people in connection with the assault, following which the police arrested the trio on Tuesday night. "Efforts are on to nab the other accused," the OC said.
Many people who are passionate about their subject go into teaching, despite the relatively low salaries. They have only one expectation -- they will be taken care of in retirement through their pension. But in some cases, that expectation doesn't get fulfilled.
Dhaka, Sep 24, UNB -- Ryan's mom concluded the post by thanking the teacher as well as the school for being "compassionate and empathetic" the child and making sure that she "never her feel left out," reports The Indian Express.