Members of the Rapid Action Battalion-7 last night arrested a man in a case filed for murdering a fifth-grader after raping her in Chattogram city.
The arrestee Md Alamgir Mia (49) of Narayanganj's Araihazar was absconding after committing the crime on March 13, said Nurul Absar, Rab-7 assistant director, in a press release sent to the media today.
A Rab-7 team and its intelligence unit found his location in Manikganj and later arrested him from there, reports our Chattogram staff correspondent quoting the Rab official.
During the primary interrogation, the arrestee admitted to killing the 12-year-old girl after rape, said Nurul Absar.
During the interrogation, Alamgir said on March 13, he forcibly took the victim, who was his neighbour, to his house and raped her there.
As the victim told him that she would inform the matter to her parents, he strangled her to death with a scarf and later hide the body under the bed, the Rab official said quoting the arrestee.
During the incident, family members of the victim were outside the home, he said.
A case was filed in this connection with Halishahar Police Station on March 13, added Rab official.