A 14-year-old girl was gang-raped in Thakurgaon Sadar on Friday night, police said.
Her father filed a case against five people under the women and children repression prevention act yesterday morning.
One of the accused, Manjurul of Madhabpur Dangapara in Thakurgaon Sadar, was arrested later in the day but the other four were absconding.
Quoting the case statement, local police station OC Pradip Kumar Roy said the girl along with her cousin-brother went to visit a puja mandap in Akhangarh Keranipara area around 9:30pm.
While they were returning home, Manjurul and four of his friends stopped them near Madhabpur Dangapara area. They brutally beat up the girl's cousin-brother and gagged her and took her to a nearby litchi orchard where they “gang-raped” her, he said.
The culprits fled after the girl fainted at one point. Later, she was rescued by some locals, Pradip said.
The OC also said the girl was sent to Thakurgaon Modern Sadar Hospital for a medical test. “We're trying to arrest all the accused.”