Youth tries to rape minor, held

Youth tries to rape minor, held

LUDHIANA: The city police has booked a youth for trying to rape a 14-year-old daughter in his neighbourhood on Monday.

The accused, identified as Akhilesh Kumar, 21, was arrested on Tuesday by Basti Jodhewal police following a complaint from mother of the girl. The minor, studying in Class VIII, had raised alarm following which accused fled.

In her complaint, the mother of girl alleged that the accused, who resided near their house, barged in and attempted to rape her when she was alone at home.

Further she said her daughter resisted and raised an alarm following which the accused fled.

The case has been registered under Sections 376 (rape) and 511 (attempt to rape) of IPC.

Inspector Harpal Singh, SHO, Basti Jodhewal police station, said the accused is a labourer.


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