An eighty-year-old ailing woman has been raped by her neighbour at Araihazar Upazila of Narayanganj.
She has been admitted to Dhaka Medical College Hospital with critical injuries.
The culprit, 55-year-old Dulal, was arrested Thursday. He hails from Hajirtek village of the area.
Quoting the victim, Araihazar police station Officer-in-Charge Sakhawat Hossain said that Dulal raped the elderly woman, who had been bed-ridden for days due to old-age complications, after finding her alone at home around 8pm on Wednesday.
The people living next door rescued her as she screamed. Dulal fled the scene immediately but was caught by the locals later.
One of her three sons Shab Mia, who lives with her, was not present at home.