Police arrested a man identifying himself as a leader of Bangladesh Chhatra League over the rape of a girl in Talepur of Keraniganj upazila on Friday.
BCL is the student wing of ruling Awami League.
The accused Nahid, 25, said that he is the security guard of upazila chairman Shahin Ahmed, according to the locals.
Officer-in-charge of Keraniganj model police station Mainul Islam said the victim was alone at her house when Nahid raped her at gunpoint.
He fled after people from the neighbourhood rushed to the spot hearing the victim’s cries for help, the OC said.
Nahid was arrested from Kalatia in the afternoon after a case was filed against him under the Women and Children Repression Act.