A youth was caught by locals while he hacked a girl inside her house at AGB Colony in Motijheel yesterday.
Hearing the victim's screams, her neighbours rushed in and caught Habib, 30, at the apartment. He was beaten up and handed over to police.
The victim and the attacker were taken to Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH). Habib was soon released after treatment and is in police custody.
The victim is an SSC candidate. Her parents and brother were not home when the incident took place, said Omar Faruk, officer-in-charge
of Motijheel Police Station.
“The motive behind the attack could not be known immediately,” the OC added.