Dhaka: A Dhaka court has found former Viqarunnisa Noon School and College teacher Parimal Joydhar guilty of raping a student.
In the verdict, Judge Saleh Uddin of Dhaka’s Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal-4 ordered rigorous life imprisonment for Joydhar.
He has been also fined by Rs 50,000 or else will have to spend another six months in jail. Joydhar, who joined the well-known school’s Bashundhara campus in 2010 as a Bangla teacher, was the sole accused in the case. He reportedly gave a confessional statement at court.
Police filed the chargesheet in August that year. On Mar 7, 2012, the court indicted Joydhar, but relieved the two others. According to the case details, Joydhar first violated the student on May 28, 2011. He recorded the whole incident on mobile phone and later raped the student again on Jun 17.
The school sacked him when students demonstrated after the allegations of rape surfaced. Police arrested Joydhar at Keraniganj a day after the case was filed.