Police arrested a man for trying to rape a nine-year-old girl whom he tutored at her home in Parshuram upazila of Feni.
The arrestee was identified as Md Afaz Uddin, 24, imam of a local mosque and son of Abu Bakkar from Mirzanagr union.
On Sunday evening, Afaz went to the victim’s house to teach her Arabic like every day and tried to rape her when her mother went out of sight, said Saiful Islam, Officer-in-Charge of Parshuram police station.
Hearing the girl’s cries her mother rushed to the room and caught him during the crime.
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The girl’s mother called national emergency service number 999 with the help of neighbors and police members from Parshuram police station detained the accused.
Later a case was filed at Parshuram police station under the Women and Children Repression Prevention Act following a complaint from the victim’s mother, said the OC.
On Monday, the accused was sent to jail after police produced him before court.
The victim’s statement has been recorded by Feni Senior Judicial Magistrate Fatema Tuj Johra, said the OC.