A four-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a 13-year-old boy in Jaluapara area of Kishoreganj town on Wednesday afternoon.
The victim, daughter of a local tailor, was admitted to Kishoreganj General Hospital where she is currently undergoing treatment, police said.
Quoting the girl's family members and neighbours, Abu Bakar Siddiq, officer-in-charge of Kishoreganj Sadar Police Station, said the girl was playing with some other children in front of her house in the afternoon.
At one point, the boy allegedly lured the girl with chocolates and took her to an abandoned brickfield nearby and raped her, he said.
When the girl started scramming, locals rushed to the spot and rescued her, said the OC. But the boy, a labourer at a local brickfield, managed to flee the scene.
The girl was immediately taken to Kishoreganj General Hospital. On information, police visited the hospital at night.
The victim's father lodged a case with the police station at night. Police arrested the boy from the locality hours after the case was.
After interrogation, he was produced before a Netrakona court yesterday.
The court sent him to Gazipur juvenile correction centre.