Police Tuesday detained an accomplice of a Kushita teacher who forced many schoolgirls to have sex and later released the video footage of the illicit acts on the internet and through mobile phones.
The arrestee — Alimuzzaman Tutul — is deputy chief engineer at Islamic University of Kushtia.
Helal Uddin Panna, an assistant teacher of Adrasha High School, along with six of his associates including Tutul used to have sex with schoolgirls who came to his house for private tuition.
The culprits recorded the obscene scenes by hidden video cameras and later released the recordings on the internet and through mobile phones.
Hailing from Haripur in Kushtia Sadar upazila, Tutul is also the member-secretary of Durniti Protirodh Citizen Committee’s Kushtia district unit, an Anti-Corruption Commission initiated committee to voice against corruption.
He was arrested from Iswardi upazila town in Pabna early Tuesday, said Abul Kalam Azad, officer-in-charge of Detective Branch (DB) of police in Kushtia.
He was produced before a Kushtia court where he confessed to his crime before being sent to jail, the OC added.
Police picked up Panna on Saturday from a flat at Mohammadpur in the capital.
Earlier, on July 8, police detained accused Engineer Hasanuzzamn from Bagerhat, while Monirul Islam Mono, an activist of Kushtia Jubo League unit, was held in Jessore on August 1.
Protest sparks in the district after the incident came to light on July 1.
Local people and students in the district headquarters blockaded Kushtia–Rajshahi Highway in Barkhada-Trimohani area for three consecutive days from July 7 to July 9 demanding immediate punishment for the accused.