A policeman, earlier suspended over the gang rape of a ninth-grader, was arrested from Rangpur Police Lines.
The arrestee was identified as Raihanul Islam alias Raju, assistant sub-inspector of Rangpur DB police, according to media reports.
The Superintendent of Rangpur Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI) ABM Jakir Hossain said to media that ASI Raihanul was suspended as he was the key accused in the case.
He was attached to the District Police Lines.
A team of police arrested Raihanul acting on the statement of the victim on Wednesday night.
According to the case statement, Raihanul developed a love affair with the victim and took the girl to the house of another accused of the case Meghla on October 23.
Raihanul also "had sex" with the girl on that day. Two more young men reportedly violated the girl the following day at Meghla’s house.
The victim then filed a case against them. Police later arrested Abul Kalam Azad, Babul Hossain, Meghla, and Shampa in this connection.