Police arrested a youth on charges of raping a physically challenged girl in Baliadangi upazila of Thakurgaon last night.
The arrestee is Rony, 21, of Sangaon village under the same upazila, our Thakurgaon correspondent reports, quoting police.
The youth raped the eleven-year-old girl of the same locality on Monday when she was alone at her home, Md Khairuzzman, sub inspector of Baliadangi Police Station, said.
Within half an hour, locals detained Rony as they came to know about the incident from the victim, he added.
However, some people in the locality settled the issue and managed to release the alleged rapist with a condition of paying Tk 7,000 to the victim's family, the SI said.
Meanwhile, police arrested the youth yesterday night after getting a phone call at 999 from a villager, said the police official.
The victim's mother filed a rape case with the police station the same night, accusing Rony, he added.
The victim was produced before the senior judicial magistrate's court after her medical test, which was conducted at Thakurgaon General Hospital this morning, the SI said.