Officer-in-charge of Savar Model Police Station Saiful Islam said an FIR for rape was filed on a complaint lodged by the girl's family on Thursday night.
"Mia was arrested on Friday on charges of raping the girl for the past one month. She was sent to One-stop Crisis Center of Dhaka Medical College and Hospital for treatment as well as a medical examination," the OC said.
The much-talked-about 'Women and Children Repression Prevention (Amendment) Bill, 2020' was passed in Parliament on November 17, thus ensuring death penalty as the highest punishment for the heinous crime.
The government came up with the amendment after two back-to-back rapes at MC College and in Noakhali fuelled countrywide protests against sexual violence.
At least 1,005 child rapes were recorded last year, a 76.01% increase compared to the previous year, the Bangladesh Shishu Adhikar Forum (BSAF) has said in its annual report, ‘State of Child Rights in Bangladesh’.
On an average, about 84 children were raped every month in 2019, it said.
Between 2015 and 2019, a total of 3,136 children fell prey to rapists -- 52 crimes every month on an average. But courts have delivered judgments in only 164 cases to date -- 27 of them last year, the BSAF report said.