A nine-year-old girl, student of fourth grade at a local school in the capital's Sabujbagh area, was allegedly raped by a 50-year man old yesterday.
Father of the girl told this newspaper that Abdur Rouf, one of their neighbours, allured the girls with candy to rape her.
“My daughter was playing near our house. Rouf took her to his home alluring her with candy. We realised she was raped seeing blood on her clothes when she returned,” he said.
Yousuf Fakir, officer-in-charge of Sabujbagh Police Station, said they arrested the alleged rapist in the evening.
The girl's father filed a rape case with the police station, and she was admitted to Dhaka Medical College Hospital for treatment, OC Yousuf added.