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Yoga teacher held on rape charge

DUDHNOI: All is not well with the Goalpara Science Academy. A couple of weeks after the premier junior college in the lower Assam district bought a bad name, it lands in a fresh trouble after the police arrested a teacher acting on the allegation of a rape attempt.

The police probing the case further has registered cases against headmaster and the director under the Prevention of Children from the Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act 2012.  

According to allegations, yoga teacher Humayun Kabir brought the students to the campus on Sunday afternoon at Bapujinagar in the town. She a Calss X girl went to the toilet attached to the room the yoga teacher raped her.

Then she told it to her hostel warden who immediately informed it to the principal and director Khanindra Nath and Nazmul Hoque for needlful action. But the duo kept mum.

As the victim disclosed it to her parents, then the local residents moved the police station with the complaint. After recording the victim’s statement, the polic on Monday wee hours held Kabir.

Hours after it, the police arrested Nath and Haque for not taking up the case with police. A local court in Goalpara on Monday sent Kabir to seven days police custody and ordered two days police remand for the principal and director.

Many local organizations have demanded proper punishment for the guilty teacher along with the principal and director.   

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