Police arrested a local Awami League (AL) leader over an allegation of raping of a second grader at Rowangchhari upazila in Bandarban district on Wednesday afternoon.
The arrested Chasai Pru Marma, 45, is a resident of Bangchhari para area under Rowangchhari Sadar Union. He is the president of the union's ward no- 4 Awami League unit and a father of two children.
According to the victim's brother, Chasai Pru Marma have been violating the child, who was a second grader of Bangchhari Government Primary School, for 3 to 4 months. The girl could not take any action as her father died earlier and the mother is mentally challenged.
On Wednesday, the incident came into light when the victim informed her brother after being violated by the accused for the last time in the afternoon.
Following a case, lodged by the victim's brother, police raided in the area and arrested the accused, said Md Abul Kalam, officer-in-charge of Rowangchhari Police Station.
The victim was sent to hospital for medical checkup and the legal action would be taken further, the OC added.