Police yesterday arrested a man on the charges of raping the 13-year-old daughter of his wife's sister in Satkania upazila in Chittagong.
The arrestee is Erfanul Haque, 26, a resident of Lohagara upazila.
Officer-in-charge (OC) Rafiqul Islam of Satkania Police Station said he was arrested in Satkania municipality area after locals caught him and informed police.
Erfanul works at an iron rod shop and used to live beside the victim's house along with his wife. He raped the girl at her house on Monday night, said the OC.
He added: “On that day, the victim's father and mother went to Chittagong city to visit a doctor leaving the girl alone at the house. Erfan took advantage of the situation and raped the girl despite resistance from her aunt.”
After the incident, the victim disclosed matter to her parents who informed the locals. The girl was sent to Chittagong Medical College Hospital for a medical test while her father lodged a case against Erfan, said the OC.