A six-year-old girl has allegedly been raped in Dalalbazar area of Laxmipur's Sadar upazila.
The girl's mother alleged that her neighbour Imran, 18, took the girl to his room luring her with chocolates and raped her Friday noon. He later escaped as the girl started screaming.
Imran has been in hiding since the incident, she added.
The girl's mother has filed a case with Laxmipur Sadar Model Police Station.
Lokman Hossain, officer-in-charge of the police station, said the girl was sent to Laxmipur Sadar Hospital for treatment. The law enforcers were trying to arrest the accused within the shortest possible time, he added.
Komolashis Roy, on-duty doctor of the hospital, said evidence of rape was found in initial diagnosis. However, he also said that the official report would be available later.