Dhaka University campus erupted in protests over the rape of one of its students, with demands made for severe punishment of the rapist Photo: Abdus Salam
Dhaka University campus erupted in protests over the rape of one of its students, with demands made for severe punishment of the rapist Photo: Abdus Salam

Police have arrested an 85-year-old man for allegedly violating a physically-challenged girl in Rangamati, reports UNB.

The arrested person is Harunur Rashid.

Taposh Ranjan Ghosh, assistant superintendent of police (Sadar circle), said the rape reportedly took place at Burighat union on Sunday.

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Following a complaint by the victim's mother, police arrested Harunur Rashid from Islampur area of Naniarchar upazila of the district, he said.

The police official said they will seek help from a school of mentally-challenged people to be clear about the victim girl's statement. "Legal action will be taken then," he added.