Police on Wednesday arrested a man who claims to be a 'Pir' (religious leader) for his alleged involvement in harassing women in Bhatbaur village of Sadar upazila.
The arrestee was identified as Abu Taher, 57, a residence of the village.
Locals said that Lutfur Rahman, a devotee of the Pir and hailing from Tillir Char village in Saturia upazila, used to visit Abu along with his wife with a hope to be blessed with a child.
Abu Taher tried to violate Lutfur's wife with a promise to be blessed with a baby.
Later, Lutfur Rahman filed a written complaint with Dighi Union Parishad over the matter.
Following the allegation and other reports against the Pir, village arbitration was arranged on Wednesday where locals gave him a good thrash and handed over to police.
Rakibuzzaman, officer-in-charge of Sadar Police Station, said a case was filed against Abu Taher under Women and Children Repression Act, according to a UNB report.
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