A minor girl was reportedly raped by a 20-year-old man at a tea garden in Habiganj on Thursday evening.
Police arrested the suspect, Laden Rabidash, of Atghar village at Bahubal upazila in the district on Friday afternoon.
Local people said Laden collared the victim on a lonely road and took her to nearby Brindaban Tea Garden, where he raped the girl.
He fled as some local people ran to the scene hearing the girl scream.
The victim’s mother, also a tea garden worker, said her daughter was raped on her way home after visiting a relative in a nearby village.
The victim’s medical check-up was completed at Habiganj Sadar Adhunik Hospital on Friday afternoon, confirmed the the hospital’s on‑duty doctor Saiful Islam.
Bahubal police officer-in-charge Moniruzzaman confirmed the rape and arrest of the suspect on Friday afternoon.
‘A case was filed and preparation was underway to place him before a court,’ the police officer added.
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