Headmaster arrested for raping Jumma schoolgirl in Bandarban

Photo: The head master arrested

Hill Voice, 25 September 2021, Bandarban: Samir Kanti Datta (50), headmaster of Ruma High School in Ruma upazila of Bandarban Hill District, has been accused of forcibly raping a Jumma schoolgirl (20) of the Marma community of his school and threatening to spread videos containing the incident.

It is learnt that the police arrested the accused headmaster from Ruma Bazar area on the same night after the victim’s family filed a case with Ruma Police Station on 24 September 2021. The house of the arrested accused Samir Kanti Datta is in Lohagara upazila of Chittagong district.

According to the victim and the case statement, the victim student failed the SSC exam in 2019. To pass the exam, she started to go to Sameer Kanti Datta’s house for private tuition from the teacher. One day while teaching privately, teacher Samir Kanti Datta forcibly raped the girl in the name of passing the exam and recorded a video of the rape. The girl did not tell anyone about the incident for so long as she passed the exam and was scared and ashamed.

But since the incident, Samir Kanti Datta has been pressuring the victim to have sex with her. As the victim refused to do so, teacher spread the captured video. Since then, the girl has not gone to the teacher for private tuition. On Wednesday night, 22 September 2021, teacher Samir Datta sent the video image to the girl through Facebook Messenger. Later, the girl dared to tell the whole story to her parents.

After the family talk, the elder sister of the student filed a case under the Women and Child Abuse Prevention Act and Pornography Control Act with Ruma Police Station on 24 September 2021 at 9:30 pm. After the case, the police raided and arrested the accused teacher Samir Kanti Datta from Ruma Bazar area.

Ruma Police Officer-in-Charge (OC) Abul Kashem said teacher Samir Kanti Datta has been arrested under the Women and Child Abuse Preventiona and Pornography Control Act. It is learnt that the accused was sent to Bandarban court on the morning of 25 September 2021.