Madrasa student dies in Faridpur

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The deceased was identified as Abdur Rahman alias Rahim, a Class-III student of Jamia Islamia Markajul Ulum Madrasa

A madrasa student died yesterday under questionable circumstances in Charbhadrasan upazila of Faridpur.

The deceased was identified as Abdur Rahman alias Rahim, a Class-III student of Jamia Islamia Markajul Ulum Madrasa and son of Abdus Sobhan from Rangadia village in Saltha upazila.

The deceased’s father Abdus Sobhan said: “We received a call from the madrasa authorities at dawn telling us that my son was sick. He was first taken to the Charbhadrasan Upazila Health Complex and then shifted to Faridpur Medical College Hospital where the duty doctors pronounced him dead.”

Abdus Sobhan said his son was raped as doctors found blood in his rectum.

Faridpur Medical College Hospital duty doctor Wahiduzzaman said: “There are some symptoms in the boy’s body that prove he was raped before death.”

The body was sent to the hospital morgue for autopsy.

Charbhadrasan police station OC Harun-ur-Rashid said: “We have detained Principal Abdus Sabur, two teachers, and two students for questioning. We will take action after completing the investigation.”