A 15-year-old teenager has been arrested on charges of raping a four-year old child in Feni district.
The alleged rape took place in Hirapur village of Jaylashkar Union in Daganbhuiyan Upazila on Friday, said local police station chief Md Saleh Ahmed.
Law enforcers arrested the accused teenager on Saturday after a case was filed against him under the Women and Children Repression Prevention Act by the child’s mother.
The detainee was produced in court on Saturday night and was referred to a juvenile detention centre in Gazipur, according to the police.
The teenager hails from Hirapur village, where he worked at a local workshop.
The child was released to her family after a medical test at Feni Sadar Hospital.
A few days ago, the mother took her child on a visit to her parents at Hirapur. The accused, who is a neighbour of her parents, raped the child after taking her outside the home, said police.