A Faridpur court yesterday sent a 70-year-old man to jail when police produced him before it on charge of raping a 13-year-old primary schoolgirl in Sadar upazila.
He was arrested on Friday after the villagers handed him over to police.
Victim's mother filed a case was with Sadar Police Station against the elderly man on charge of raping and two youths for filming the incident on their cellphones.
The accused are Kalu Sheikh, 70, Md Mujahid, 22, and Md Milon, 23, of Gopalpur village in the upazila, said Sub-Inspector Md Jahangir of the police Station.
The agitated villagers caught Kalu around 9:30am and handed him over to police, said Jahangir.
Locals said father of five, Kalu, raped the girl, a student of Class-III of Ishan Gopalpur Government Primary School, in the afternoon around 15 days ago when she took her goat to a field for grazing.
Incidentally, the youths were in the vicinity at that time and filmed the whole incident on their cellphones, they said, adding that later the two blackmailed Kalu for money. Initially, Kalu gave them Tk 700.
The youths spread the video among the villagers through Bluetooth as the old man refused to give them more money.