A Feni court sent Siraj Ud Doula, the suspended principal of Sonagazi Islamia Senior Fazil Madrasa, to jail yesterday in the sexual harassment case filed by the mother of slain student Nusrat Jahan Rafi.
Siraj faced police remand for two days until being produced before the court of Senior Judicial Magistrate Md Zakir Hossain.
He had called Nusrat, an Alim candidate, at his office and tried to abuse her sexually on March 27, according to the case lodged by Nusrat’s mother under the Women and Children Repression Prevention Act.
Police arrested the principal the same day and put him behind bars following a court order.
In a confessional statement made on April 29, Siraj said that he had ordered his associates from jail to burn Nusrat to death.
The teenage girl was tied up and set afire on the roof of the madarsa’s administration building before she could sit for the Alim exam equivalent to HSC on April 6.
She died while undergoing treatment at the Dhaka Medical College Hospital three days later.
The Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI) is due to press charges in the Nusrat murder case at the Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal in Feni today.
The charge sheet in the sexual harassment case would soon be submitted to the court, said PBI Inspector Md Shah Allam, who is investigating the case.