The Lalmonirhat police arrested a man in his twenties on Tuesday night for reportedly raping a Class V girl student at Patgram.
Patgram Police Station officer-in-charge Suman Kumar Mahanta said that the mother of the victim filed a case against the young man on Monday night after families of the victim and the accused failed to resolve the dispute in a local arbitration.
Police said that the suspect entered the house of the victim on December 26 and raped her. As locals rushed to the house hearing the victim scream, the suspect ran away, they added.
On information, police went to the spot and sent the victim to Patgram Upazila Health Complex.
The plaintiff alleged that the suspect had been harassing her daughter for several months.
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