Video footage of schoolteacher’s illicit act: Thousands agitate in Kushtia
July 7, 2013
Angry locals and students staged demonstrations in Sadar upazila on Sunday demanding the punishment of a schoolteacher and four others who have violated schoolgirls and released the video footages of the illicit acts on internet and mobile phones. Locals said Helal Uddin Panna, mathematics teacher of Barkhada Ideal High School under Barkhada union in the upazila, used to violate schoolgirls who came to his residence for tuition and take video footages of his immoral acts.
His four associates –- engineers Alimuzzaman Tutul, Hasanuzzaman Hasan and Shariful Islam Sajal and local Jubo League leader Monirul Islam Mono– allegedly violated the schoolgirls at Panna’s house at different times and immoral acts were recovered by a hidden video camera.
The video footages were recently released on the internet and mobile phones which created commotion among students, their guardians and the locals.
Several thousand residents of Barkhada and students of Barkhada Ideal High School along with their guardians took to the street on Sunday morning and formed a human chain on Kushtia-Iswadi highway to press home their demand.
At one stage, they attacked the school and local union parishad and beat some teachers, members of school managing committee and the UP secretary.
The angry mob also vandalised the house of assistant teacher Aladat Hossain.
Later, the teachers fled the scene to protect them from the wrath of the angry mob.
Meanwhile, police on Sunday filed a case against the five people, including Panna, in this connection.
M Monirul Islam, sub-inspector of Kushtia Model Police Station, filed the case under the Pornography Control Act 2012.
Police also seized the video footages from Panan’s laptop.