A Moulvibazar court yesterday sent a man to jail on charges of raping a class-III student in the district's Kulaura upazila.
The accused is Ronjit Patro, 42, of the upazila's Guabari village.
Shamim Musa, officer-in-charge of Kulaura Police Station, said they arrested Ronjit from Guabari village Tuesday night, hours after a case was filed against him with the police station.
The girl's father alleged that Ronjit took his daughter to his home luring her with money on Sunday evening and raped her in a nearby abandoned room.
He also threatened to kill the girl if she shared the incident with anybody, he added.
The father said his nine-year-old daughter, mostly vibrant in her classes, was absent from school for two days and became completely silent when she returned.
Noticing the changes, when her teachers asked, she admitted the incident, he added quoting teachers.
Polash Roy, resident medical officer of Moulvibazar Sadar Hospital, said the girl was sent to the hospital Tuesday afternoon.
She went through tests and received necessary medical attentions at the hospital, he added.