The child cried for help as the accused assaulted her
Police have arrested a man for the attempted rape of a seven-year-old girl, from Pakutia in Ghatail upazila of Tangail.
The incident of attempted rape took place at Bekarkona village of Alakdia union in Modhupur upazila around 12:30pm on Saturday.
The accused, Shahidul Islam, 20, a neighbour, took the girl to an empty, under-construction house and allegedly tried to rape her. As he was assaulting the child, she cried for help. Locals rescued the injured child, while Shahidul ran away from the scene.
Later, through a Facebook post, his identity went viral on social media. Some local people at Pakutia bus stand caught him on Wednesday and handed him over to police.
Speaking to Dhaka Tribune, Sub-Inspector of Modhupur police station Abu Hannan said: "The father of the child filed a case against Shahidul on Sunday. The child gave a statement against the accused in court under Section 22 on Monday.”
“Informed by the locals, we caught the accused from Pakutia bus-stand area on Wednesday," he added.