Locals catch and hand over the alleged perpetrator to police
A man was arrested on Sunday for allegedly raping a three-year old girl in a village under Gorgram union in Nilphamari’s Sadar upazila.
Locals caught the suspect and handed him over to police after the matter became public, Sadar police station Officer-in-Charge (OC) Ershadul Alam confirmed the Dhaka Tribune on Monday.
The accused was identified as Hazrat Ali, 19, who works in the restaurant owned by the victim child’s father.
OC Ershadul also said that a Nilphamari court on Monday sent Hazrat to jail after they produced him before it in a case filed by the victim’s father.
According to police and locals, Hazrat had taken the child to his house and raped her there around 2pm on Sunday.
The child was admitted to Nilphamari Sadar Modern Hospital after her mother saw her bleeding through her genital area.
The hospital’s Gynaecology Department physician Dr Shahin Nowroz said: “Preliminary medical check-up has found evidence of rape.”
The details would be made available in the test reports later, the physician added.
The victim’s father later filed the case with Sadar police against Hazrat.