The incident took place on Saturday morning
A 55-year-old man has been arrested for raping a minor girl in Sonagazi upazila of Feni.
Locals caught the accused and handed him over to the police on Sunday morning.
The accused, Aiyub Ali, is a resident of the upazila's Ahmedpur area of Amirabad union, Sonagazi model police station Officer-in-Charge (OC) Moinuddin Ahmed told Dhaka Tribune.
He said: "Aiyub has been accused of raping a 1st grader when she went to take a bath in the pond on Saturday afternoon (September 28)."
He said Aiyub allegedly took her to a nearby orchard, covered her mouth and raped her. At one point, when the girl found a chance to scream, Aiyub fled the scene.
Hearing her screams, locals and her family members went to the spot and brought the girl home, where she was provided primary medical care immediately, the policeman added.
The OC also said: "Preparations are underway to file a case in this regard."