The girl’s mother filed a case on Monday
Police arrested a dentist from Panchabati, Narayanganj on Monday evening, for reportedly raping a 17-year-old garments worker from Fatullah, Narayanganj with the promise of marriage.
The detained, Rafiqul Islam Apu, 40, is a dentist at a local dental clinic in Mamun Market in Panchabati, Narayanganj.
According to the case statement, the girl's mother was a regular patient of the doctor and the girl used to accompany her mother to Apu's chamber.
The dentist reportedly developed a romantic relationship with the girl and sent marriage proposal to her family. Rafiqul and the girl’s family then developed a good relation and at one point Apu lured the girl to his chamber and reportedly raped her on August 17.
The girl’s mother filed a case against Apu on Monday.
Fatullah police station OC Aslam Hossain confirmed the incident to Dhaka Tribune and said: "Acting on the case, we arrested Apu and took the girl to a hospital for a check-up.
"We are closely investigating the incident," he added.