Police arrested a young man for allegedly raping a girl at Mamudalipur of Bagherpara upazila early Sunday.
The arrestee was identified as Shakil Hossain, son of Abdul Halim of the village.
The brother of the girl filed a case at Bagherpara Police Station against Shakil on Saturday.
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According to the case statement, neighbour Shakil used to visit the girl’s house regularly. She rejected his marriage proposal and advances.
On April 14, when the girl was sleeping alone at her home, Shakil went to the house and raped her.
He threatened the girl and told her not to disclose the matter to anyone. The girl fell sick and informed the matter to her family, it said.
Meanwhile, a court sent Shakil to prison on Sunday pending further investigation.