The police in a drive arrested a man on charge of attempting to rape a minor girl at Bonbelgharia in Natore on Thursday night.
The arrested is Masud, a resident of the village.
The police sources said Masud took the Class III student to a nearby pond alluring her of giving a fish on Tuesday. Later, he tried to rape the girl after threatening her to kill with a knife, said Kazi Jalal Uddin, officer-in-charge of sadar police station.
Hearing screams of the girl, locals went to the spot and rescued the girl while Masud went into hiding. On Thursday night, when people came to know that Masud was at his home they handed him over to police after giving a good thrashing .
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