Mentally challenged girl raped
A mentally challenged girl was raped at her house in Mohendranagar union of Lalmonirhat on Thursday.
The victim, a class IV student, is undergoing treatment at the upazila sadar hospital.
Police said the alleged rapist is a newspaper hawker, Rafiqul Islam, 35. Quoting neighbours, police said Rafiqul Islam entered the victim's house in the name of selling papers on Thursday afternoon. Finding the girl alone at home, Rafiqul forced himself on her, they added.
Hearing the victim's groans, her neighbours rushed in and caught Rafiqul red-handed, police said. They detained him and called the police.
On information, police rushed to the spot and arrested Rafiqul. A rape case was filed Lalmonirhat Sadar Police Station.
Dr Mrinal Kanti, the acting residential medical office of Lalmonirhat Sadar Hospital, said the girl is out of danger now.