Youth held for trying to rape minor

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Ludhiana
  • Updated: Aug 22, 2014 14:59 IST

A 22-year-old youth tried to rape a six-year-old girl who was begging in the Kidwai Nagar area on Wednesday evening. The accused lured the girl with chocolates and took her to a tubewell operating room at a park and tried to rape her.

The accused has been identified as Avinash Kumar of the Janakpuri area. In his complaint, Anil Kumar of Phagwara said he was sitting in a park, when a girl approached him and started asking for alms. As he denied, the girl went to other people to seek alms.

Anil said he noticed a youth taking the girl with him. The accused took her to tubewell room and tried to rape her. He, along with other people, who were following the accused, informed the police.

A case under sections 376/511 (attempt to rape) of IPC and the Prevention of Children from Sexual Offence Act had been registered against Avinash.

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