Police arrested a man, who identified himself as a leader of the Bangladesh Chhatra League, ruling Awami League-backed student organisation, over the rape of a girl in Talepur area of Keraniganj on Friday.
According to local people, the accused, Nahid, 25, was the security guard of upazila chairman Shahin Ahmed.
Keraniganj model police officer-in-charge Mainul Islam said that the victim was alone at her house when Nahid raped her at gunpoint.
He fled after people from the neighbourhood rushed to the spot hearing the victim’s cries for help, the police officer said.
Nahid was arrested in Kalatia area in the afternoon after a case was filed against him under the Women and Children Repression Act.
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