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Youth held for rape attempt on pavement dweller inside police booth in Lucknow

The woman was seen loitering around in the area and asking roadside vendors for something to eat. Accused took the woman inside the abandoned booth on the pretext of giving her biscuits.

lucknow Updated: Oct 09, 2017 13:20 IST
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The locals rescued the woman and handed over the youth to police after thrashing him in full public view.
The locals rescued the woman and handed over the youth to police after thrashing him in full public view.

A youth was arrested while trying to rape a pavement dweller inside an abandoned police booth in crowded Daliganj locality on Saturday night.

The locals rescued the woman and handed over the youth to police after thrashing him in full public view.

Reports said the woman was seen loitering around in the area and asking roadside vendors for something to eat. “Accused Rahul Chowdhary, 26, took the woman inside the abandoned booth on the pretext of giving her biscuits,” said Arun Singh, district police spokesman.

Inside the booth, the accused tried to pull her down on the floor and attempted to remove her clothes to rape her, the victim told the police on Sunday.

Cops said the medical examination confirmed that the accused was heavily drunk at the time of the incident and an FIR of attempt to rape had been registered against him.

A local resident told the police that they got alerted when some of them heard a woman screaming. When they rushed to the site, they found the youth forcing himself on the victim. A group of locals barged into the booth and brought the youth out. He was beaten black and blue.

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“A UP 100 police response vehicle (PRV) reached the spot after one of the locals informed about the incident. The youth was then handed over to Hasanganj police station,” he said.

Locals alleged that inspector of Hasanganj police station was initially reluctant in taking action against the youth but had to when some media persons reached the spot and informed senior police authorities about it.