Police in Gazipur have arrested a youth for allegedly raping a class I student in Sreepur upazila.
The accused is Rana, 20, son of the late Abdur Rahman hailing from Sreepur municipality.
Sub-Inspector Mohsin Mia of Sreepur police station said the child's parents are garment factory workers, and were at work on Wednesday afternoon when the incident took place.
"As the child was home alone, Rana took her to his home in the same area, where her forced himself on her," said the police officer.
Afterwards, the victim, aged around seven, disclosed the matter to her maternal aunt, who later on informed her sister and sister-in-law about what had happened with the little girl.
The victim's mother filed a case against Rana the same night, leading to his arrest around 3am on Thursday.
The girl was initially taken to Tajuddin Ahmed Medical College Hospital in the district for medical tests, from where she was handed over to her parents.