Police have arrested a man on charges of raping a 6-year-old child in the capital's Kadamtali area using an artist's sketch.
The accused, Tutul, 20, was caught on a CCTV footage wearing a mask, which the police asked an artist named Sakhwat Tomal to use in order to sketch his face.
According to the police, Tutul raped the child on the evening of April 25 in the Muradnagar area and fled. Police later used the sketch and arrested him on Friday.
Shyampur Zone Assistant Commissioner of Police Shah Alam said the suspect Tutul lived in the Mugda area but he used to visit his grandparents' house in Kadamtali from time to time.
Shah Alam added that after rescuing the child on the evening of April 25, her father filed a case at the Kadamtali police station. Later, the police got hold of CCTV footage of 16 houses in the vicinity of the rape scene in the Muradpur area.
Video footage showed a youth holding the girl's hand while walking down the street, but he could not be identified as he was wearing a mask.
Later, an artist drew a sketch of the suspect and 100 copies of that sketch were made into posters.
After putting up the posters in the area, a person called and confirmed the identity of the young man.
A team led by Kadamtali Police Station Inspector (Investigation) Kamruzzaman, SI Abbas and ASI Wali Ullah arrested the youth who has been accused of rape.