Police arrested a union parishad (UP) chairman for allegedly raping a housewife in Phulgazi upazila of Feni early today.
The arrestee was identified as Nurul Islam, the chairman of Phulgazi Sadar union and joint secretary of upazila unit Awami League.
Humayun Kabir, officer-in-charge of Phulgazi Police Station, said the victim of Boroia Bijoypur village in the upazila along with her nephew went to the union parishad for settling a dispute on Wednesday afternoon.
The chairman later violated the housewife tactfully, police said quoting the victim. Hearing screams, locals rushed there and took her to Phulgazi Upazila Health Complex. She was later shifted to Sadar hospital as her condition deteriorated.
The other-in-law of the victim, filed a case with Phulgazi Police Station in the night.