Police arrested a man on charge of raping a mentally challenged girl in Barhatta upazila of Netrakona on Sunday.
The arrestee was identified as Prodip Biswas, 35, son of Haradon Biswas of Bausi area in Barhatta.
Officer-in-Charge of Barhatta Police Station Md Badrul Alam Khan said the 24-year-old girl was on her way to a pond near their house to take bath on Sunday afternoon.
Prodip, father of two children, waylaid the girl and forcibly took her to a nearby jungle and raped her, the OC said.
Hearing screams, locals rushed to the spot and rescued the girl. However, Prodip managed to flee the scene.
The victim’s elder brother later lodged a case with Barhatta Police Station, accusing neighbour Prodip.
The girl was sent to Netrakona General Hosptial for medical test, said the police official.