Police on Wednesday arrested a man for allegedly raping his mentally-challenged cousin at Charhasan village of Subarnachar upazila in Noakhali, reports UNB.

The arrestee was identified as Rakib, 19, son of Mohshin Ali of the village.

Ibrahim Khalil, an inspector at Charjabbar Police Station, said they arrested Rakib from Kanchanpur of the upazila around 4:00pm.

Rakib took his 11-year-old cousin to his room on Tuesday morning and raped her there. Later, the victim told about the incident to her family.

On information, police went to the spot and took the girl to Noakhali General Hospital, Ibrahim added.

In Jashore, a Class-VIII girl faced rape attempt from his neighbour at Tengra village of Sharsha upazila on 24 January.

The incident came to the fore after the victim’s family lodged a complaint with Sharsha Police Station on Wednesday.

Md Ataur Rahman, officer-in-charge of the police station, said the incident took place when the girl was watching television at her residence alone when Abbas Ali, 52, tried to rape her.

Hearing the girl’s scream, locals rushed in while Abbas managed to flee.