Cumilla, June 18 (UNB) – A man was arrested over the alleged rape of a class V student in Homna upazila’s Bagmara on Monday.
The victim’s father filed the case against four people with Homna police in the night, said Syed Mohammad Fazle Rabbi, officer-in-charge of the police station.
According to case statement, Jalal Mia, son of Mufti Nuruzzaman of the village, used to regularly harass the primary school student.
On Monday, he forcibly took the girl to his room near the school and raped her while his friend Abu Saleh guarded the house.
Locals rescued the girl hearing her screams but Jalal managed to flee. Saleh was later arrested.
Jalal had raped the girl last year too, the case statement said.
Police sent the victim to Comilla Medical College Hospital for medical tests on Tuesday.
Jalal’s father Nuruzzaman claimed that the rape allegation is false and that it was staged to besmirch him.