A youth has been caught red-handed for reportedly raping a six-year-old girl in Dhaka’s Mirpur area.
Neighbours of the victim caught Khalilur Rahman alias Khalil, 35, a rickshaw puller, hailing from Rangpur, and handed him over to police in Rupnagar area yesterday, said Sub-Inspector of Rupnagar Police Station Uttam Kumar.
The victim, a first-grader of Brac primary school, was alone at their residence in Duaripara area when Khalil entered her room and ‘raped’ her, the victim’s maternal uncle told The Daily Star.
Hearing her scream, locals rushed in and caught Khalil red-handed, the SI said.
She was admitted to the Dhaka Medical College and Hospital last night.
She is undergoing treatment at Dhaka Medical College Hospital's One-Stop Crisis Center (OCC). The girl is seriously traumatised and a forensic test was conducted on her, said OCC Coordinator Dr Bilkis Begum.