The incident occurred on Saturday afternoon
A five-year-old girl has allegedly been raped by her uncle in Tongi of Gazipur.
Police have arrested the suspected rapist, Angur, 19, after the girl's father filed a case with the police on Saturday night, confirmed Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Tongi police station (west) Emdadul Haque.
According to the victim's father, Angur, who is from Sundarganj upazila of Gaibandha, came to Gazipur to look for work a month ago. He lodged at his sister's house at Madhyapara in Tongi. Soon, he started working as a rickshaw-puller.
On Saturday afternoon, Angur went to his sister's place for lunch, and finding his niece alone, he allegedly raped her. Later, he fled when neighbours arrived at the scene on hearing the girl scream. She was rescued by her father after the neighbours informed him of the incident.
The OC told the Dhaka Tribune: "We have arrested the rapist after finding primary evidence of rape. We will take the victim to Gazipur Shahid Tajuddin Ahmed Medical College and Hospital for further medical tests on Monday morning."