VNS rape case verdict on November 25

VNS rape case verdict on November 25

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A Dhaka court has set Nov 25 to deliver the verdict on former Viqarunnisa Noon School and College teacher Parimal Joydhar who faces charges of raping a student.Saleh Uddin, the judge of Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal-4, fixed the date on Tuesday, defence counsel Mahfuz Mia told us.He said the verdict was coming more than two years after the trial started.Joydhar, who joined the well-known school’s Bashundhara campus in 2010 as a Bangla teacher, is the sole accused.He reportedly gave a confessional statement at court.When the case was lodged in July 2011, the victim’s father, besides accusing Joydhar of sexual abuse, also claimed that the campus’ then principal Hosne Ara and then chief Lutfar Rahman tried to cover up the incident.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.The student testified in court against him on Aug 22, 2013.

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