Elderly man held for 'raping' third-grader in Narail
Police on Wednesday arrested an elderly man for alleged rape of a third-grader at Lohagara upazila in Narail district.
Arrested Hannan Molla, 70, is a resident of Mithapur village under Naldi union in the upazila.
Lohagora Police Station inspector (investigation) Md Mahmudur Rahman said Hannan violated the girl on April 1 when she went to pick vegetables from his field.
Though the 10-year-old girl informed her parents about the incident, they tried to provide her with medical treatment secretly and kept mum due to social stigma.
As her condition deteriorated, the girl was admitted to Narail Sadar Hospital on Wednesday .
The victim's mother finally lodged a case against the Hannan with the police station today and then police arrested him from the village, he added.