A schoolgirl was reportedly raped by an elderly man in Genda area here on Monday noon, Agencies report.
Locals caught the alleged rapist, Alam Mia, 65, a security guard hailing from Radha Krishna village in Sadar upazila of Gaibandha district, and handed him over to police.
Locals said the girl, 15, came to visit her brother’s rented house from Jhenaidah nine days ago.
When she was staying at the house alone today noon, Alam Mia stormed the house and raped her.
Hearing the victim’s screams, locals rushed in and caught him. Later, he was handed over to police after a good thrashing, they added.
Police sent the victim to Dhaka Medical College Hospital for medical test, said AFM Sayed, officer-in-charge of Savar Model Police Station.