The alleged rapist of a 16-year-old indigenous girl was arrested from Kaptan Bazar area of Dhaka yesterday.
Rapid Action Battalion-3 and detective branch of police in a joint drive arrested Md Yousuf, said Lt Col Emranul Hasan, commanding officer of Rab-3, at a press briefing.
The victim was employed as domestic help at the home of Yousuf's second wife in Kalachandpur in late January, Emranul said.
On Wednesday, when Yousuf's wife went out for work, he allegedly raped the girl around 6:30am. The victim lost consciousness due to excessive bleeding.
Yousuf informed his wife over phone that the girl fell sick, and fled the house. His wife informed the victim's cousin who rescued the girl around 9am and took her to a nearby hospital. As her condition worsened, she was admitted to the One-Stop Crisis Centre at Dhaka Medical College Hospital.
After regaining consciousness, she told her family that she was raped twice by Yousuf.
A case was filed with Gulshan Police Station.
Meanwhile Bangladesh Mahila Parishad in a press statement yesterday expressed grave concerns condemning the rape of the indigenous girl and demanded exemplary punishment of the culprit.