A 19-year-old slum dweller was arrested for attempting rape with a four-year-old girl here in Ashiana on Monday night. The police said the accused was frequent visitor to the girl’s house. The accused allegedly took the girl to a secluded spot and tried to rape her, police said.
The accused, identified as Shravan Kumar, a resident of slum near Sector G of Ashiana, was arrested after an FIR under IPC sections 376 and 511 on charges of attempt to rape was registered against him. Police have also slapped the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO) on Kumar.
District police spokesman Alok Pathak told HT that Kumar had enticed the four-year-old to accompany him to a secluded spot promising to buy her some eatables. But his attempts were foiled as locals rushed to the spot on hearing the cries of the girl.
The locals reportedly nabbed the youth and beat him up before handing him over to police. “The girl has been sent for medical examination. Further investigation is on in the case,” Pathak said.