A schoolgirl was allegedly raped by a local youth in the district's Companiganj upazila on Sunday night.
The victim's father filed a case with Companiganj Police Station yesterday, accusing Kamrul Hasan Biplob of Charkakra union.
According to the case statement, 20-year-old Biplob used to stalk the ninth grader on her way to and from a local school.
Around 9:00pm on Sunday, the girl, aged 15, went out of her house to go to toilet. Biplob at that time forcibly took the victim to a nearby garden and violated her.
Hearing the girl screaming for help, some locals rushed to the spot and caught Biplob. Later, they handed him over to police.
Yesterday, a local court sent the accused to jail after police produced the youth before it, said Mostafizur Rahman, OC of Companiganj Police Station.
The victim was sent to Noakhali General Hospital for medical examinations.