A 60-year-old man was arrested on charge of violating a minor girl in Phulbari upazila of the district on Friday.
The arrestee is Nazrul Sai, son of late Bogruddin of Pachhim Phulmati village under the upazila.
Locals said the three-year-old girl went to the house of the accused to play with other children like other days on Friday morning.
The accused tactfully took her to his house and raped her, they said.
Hearing screams, neighbours rushed to the spot and rescued her from the clutches of the vicious Nazrul.
Fazlur Rahman, officer-in-charge (OC) of Phulbari police station, said the accused was handed over to police after the detention.
A case under ‘Women and Children Repression and Prevention Act’ was filed against him, he said adding that the accused was sent to jail through a Kurigram court later.
The rape survivor sent to Kurigram Sadar hospital for a medical test, the OC added.