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UP man who sold rakhi attempts to rape 8-year-old girl, arrested

The police said the accused attempted to rape the girl in his shop, but the girl was rescued by locals after she shouted for help.

india Updated: Aug 27, 2018 10:31 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Muzaffarnagar
UP man tries to rape minor,UP raki seller,Raksha Bandhan
A man was arrested for allegedly trying to rape an eight-year-old girl when she had gone to buy a rakhi from his shop in Muzaffarnagar, police said on Monday.(Representative Image)

A man was arrested for allegedly trying to rape an eight-year-old girl when she had gone to buy a rakhi from his shop in Muzaffarnagar, police said on Monday.

The man was arrested on Sunday after the girl’s family lodged a complaint, circle officer Rizwan Ahmad said.

He said the accused attempted to rape the girl in his shop, but the girl was rescued by locals after she shouted for help.

The man was thrashed by locals who handed him over to the police, the officer said.

First Published: Aug 27, 2018 10:31 IST