Police arrested Nikhil Roy, a school teacher, for allegedly molesting a fifth-grade student at Dinajpur Chirirbandar upazila on Wednesday.
Under the guidance of Upazila Nirbahi Officer Mohammad Golam Rabbani, a team of Chirirbandar Police Station policemen arrested the accused teacher from his own house at night. The arrestee is an assistant teacher at Jotarghu Government Primary School of No. 3 Fatejongpur union. Locals and family members said that on the day of the incident, at 9 am there was no one at the school office. Nikhil Roy found the girl was alone in the office and tried to molest her. When the girl yelled, other students went into the office room and started to call for help. Locals then rescued the female student and admitted her to the Chirirbandar Upazila Health Complex for treatment, informing the Upazila Nirbahi Officer, who arrested the accused from his own house.
Upazila education officer MGM Sarwar Hossain said that upon inspection the incident was verified. Upazila Nirbahi Officer added that after verifying the authenticity of the incident, the teacher was arrested and sent to the police station. Currently his sentence is being determined.