Kolkata: A 46-year-old man has been arrested on charges of raping a minor girl. The incident took place in Battala area of Balurghat in South Dinajpur.The accused Swapan Patoari took the girl to one of his relative’s house where he allegedly raped her. Patoari lives in the same village as the victim does. The victim was taken to Balurghat hospital for examinations.According to the police, the victim, a student of class X was returning home from a private tuition riding her bicycle on Sunday morning when the accused took her to his relative’s house. He asked the victim to keep her bicycle at the Balurghat bus stand and then both of them took a bus to the destination. It was alleged that Patoari raped the girl there. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedAfter returning home, the victim girl narrated the matter to her family members. The family members lodged a complaint with the local police station on the basis of which police have started a probe andarrested the culprit.The victim said she agreed to accompany the accused as she knew him and he used to come to her house. The victim also fell ill during night as a result of which she was taken to the hospital where tests were performed. It was learnt that during the interrogation, the middle aged man admitted to his crime.