An 18-year-old girl, who is deaf and disabled, was allegedly raped in her residence in Gokulnagar village in Pabna’s Atghoria upazila on Saturday noon.
A case was filed by the victim’s mother with Atghoria Police Station in this connection accusing two people, of whom one was arrested by police early yesterday. The court sent him to jail the same day.
The arrestee is a 50-year-old local man.
Officer-in-charge of the police station Md Rakibul Islam, quoting the victim’s family members, said the arrestee and his associate of the same village raped the girl when she was alone in her home.
When her family members returned home, the victim managed to convey to her mother what happened and who were involved, police said.
The victim’s mother first informed local influentials and later filed the case on Saturday night.
Afterwards, police arrested the 50-year-old from his house, the OC said, adding the other accused has gone into hiding and efforts were underway to nab him.
“The victim was taken to Pabna general hospital for medical examination on Sunday morning,” the OC said.