Pakistani Murderer Teaching In An English School

Mohammad Siddiqur Rahman Chowdhury

Mohammad Siddiqur Rahman Chowdhury, an Islamic Studies teacher in Bethnal Green, is being investigated by the Home Office after it was revealed he was found guilty of murder in absentia in his native Bangladesh. The teacher had undergone a Criminal Record Bureau check (CRB) but the conviction was not unearthed as the crime had happened overseas. Chowdhury has denied the murder, claiming he was framed, and that it was actually committed by his brother who is now dead............

Chowdhury, 38, has been employed as a teacher at the Darul Hadis Latifiah School in east London since 2001. But he was wanted for the 1997 murder of Hazi Akbor Ali, The Sunday Times reports, in what was allegedly a family dispute. Although six people were charged, including his brother Seraj and father, they were acquitted and only Chowdhury was convicted in the 2005 trial. The father of two - who was made a UK citizen after marrying a British woman in 2001 - was sentenced to life in prison in absentia.