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Man lures minor, attempts rape

A YOUTH allegedly lured a minor girl living in his neighbourhood with the promise of an ice cream and took her to a desolate place where he attempted to rape her.

india Updated: Mar 18, 2006 13:11 IST

A YOUTH allegedly lured a minor girl living in his neighbourhood with the promise of an ice cream and took her to a desolate place where he attempted to rape her.

The incident occurred on Thursday night. The accused, Rajendra, 20, alias Raju, a resident of Bhim Nagar, who drives a loading auto-rickshaw lured the 12-year-old girl who lives in his neighbourhood and took her away to a deserted locality.
The accused reportedly told the girl he would take her to New Market and get her ice cream. Although initially reluctant, the girl got into the vehicle and the accused took her along.

He made rounds of various localities and at a deserted spot near Om Nagar close to Birla Mandir he disrobed the girl and attempted to rape her.

However, an elderly man who was passing by spotted him and the accused fled the spot. By then her family was frantically searching for the girl who had been missing for almost two hours. She somehow reached home and informed the family members about the ordeal she went through.

Later the victim’s family approached the police and lodged a complaint in this regard. The Jehangirabad police have registered a case of attempt to rape against Rajendra under the Sections 376 and 511 of the IPC. He was arrested today and is being interrogated. The victim’s father had died several years ago and she lives with her mother and siblings in a shanty in Bhim Nagar.