Police arrested a youth for stalking a seventh grader madrasa girl from village Syedpur in Netrakona sadar upazila this noon.
The arrestee was identified as Saimon Fakir, 20, son of Sahed Ali Fakir of Syedpur.
Quoting local people, Officer-in-Charge of Netrakona Model Police Station Md Tazul Islam said Saimon had long been stalking the girl, who was his neighbour. The girl asked him to stop on several occasions, but to no avail.
He also followed her yesterday morning while she was on her way to madrasa. When the girl and her friends spoke up against him, Saimon slapped the girl several times and left, said the OC.
As news of the incident spread in the locality, family members and locals informed police. On information police immediately rushed to the spot and arrested Saimon from the area around 12pm.
The victim lodged a case with the police station accusing Saimon, said the OC.
The arrestee was produced before a Netrakona court this afternoon that sent him to jail, said the OC.