A minor girl was allegedly raped by a local street hawker at Ichail village in Atpara upazila of the district on Saturday.
The rapist was identified as Saddam Hossain, 33, son of Dulal Mia of the village.
Officer-in-charge of Atpara Police Station Ali Hossain said Saddam took the girl to a remote bush luring to give her food and violated her there.
Hearing the victim’s screams, locals rushed in and rescued the girl but Saddam fled.
Victim’s father filed a case in this regard and the victim was sent to Sadar Hospital for medical test, the OC said.