Police arrested an elderly male beggar over sexual harassment of a girl at Boalia in Rajshahi city on Monday.
The beggar has been identified as Enamul Haque, 62, a resident of Manda upazila in Naogaon.The victim lodged a case with Boalia Police Station.
Golam Ruhul Kuddus, additional deputy commissioner (ADC) and spokesperson of Rajshahi Metropolitan Police (RMP), briefed this to journalists on the police station premises on the day.
The officer said that a video, which went viral on social media on Sunday, came to their notice. In the video, it was found that the elderly man was sexually harassing the girl. Later, police became active to arrest the man and finally succeeded in the morning.
“The elderly man has been committing such a crime for a long time pretending to be a weak man. But he could not be identified. After the video, it was easy for police to identify him,” Golam Ruhul Kuddus said.
The police said that the beggar has wife and children in his native village, but he did not look after them.