The woman lodged a complaint on Tuesday
Police have arrested a former chairman of a local union parishad in Netrokona for allegedly raping a woman on the pretext of marriage.
The arrestee has been identified as Sohrab, 62, a former chairman of Kailati union parishad in Sadar upazila.
The woman lodged a complaint with the police on Monday night, following which the accused was arrested the next day, said Sub-Inspector Nazmul Huda of Netrokona model police station.
According to the complaint, the woman, aged about 40, had married a man after the demise of her first husband. However, her second husband abandoned her later.
Taking advantage of her situation, Sohrab allegedly developed an illicit relationship with the woman, a mother of two children, on the pretext of marriage. However, he later refused to marry the woman.
On Monday night, the woman lodged a complaint with the police and Sohrab was arrested early on Tuesday.
He was later produced in a court that sent him to judicial custody.