A schoolgirl was raped allegedly by a youth in Taltoli upazila of Barguna district yesterday.
The victim's mother filed a case with Taltoli Police Station against Kamal Hossain, 25, of the upazila's Chandantala village, right after the incident.
According to the case statement, Kamal used to harass the victim on her way to school.
Around 12:00 noon yesterday, Kamal found the girl alone on a street while she was returning home from her maternal uncle's house.
He then took her to an isolated place and raped her.
Hearing the victim scream, locals rushed to the spot and rescued the girl. The accused, however, managed to flee the scene.
Kamruzzaman Mia, officer-in-charge of Taltoli Police Station, said they arrested the accused on information and sent the victim to Barguna General Hospital for medical tests.
Further legal actions will be taken against the accused, the OC added.