Youth attempts to rape minor girl, arrested

Jind (Har): A youth today allegedly attempted to rape a 12-year-old girl near Baganwala road here following which he was arrested, police said.

The incident took place when the girl was grazing her cattle near the road, Woman police station DSP Mamta Sauda said, adding, Krishna attempted to rape the girl after luring her to a secluded spot but she raised alarm.

When passersby reached the spot on hearing her shouts, the accused escaped from there, she said.

On the basis of a complaint by victim’s father, a case has been registered against the accused under relevant sections of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act and SC and ST act, the DSP said.

The accused was later arrested and a probe is on in the matter, she added.

In a separate incident, five members of a family have been booked for allegedly kidnapping a 19-year-old girl in Alewa police station area, police said.

The girl’s father has complained that

Suresh has fled with his daughter after luring her on the pretext of marriage.

On his complaint, an FIR has been registered against Suresh, his brother Naresh, Kulwinder, sister Krishna and his mother.

An investigation is underway in the matter and efforts are being made to rescue the girl.