Ganjam: Police on Monday arrested a youth for allegedly attempting to rape a 14-year-old girl at Laachipur village under Beguniapara police limits in Ganjam district.
The accused, identified as Tukuna Das (21), of same the village, was arrested after the victim’s father lodged a complaint with police in this regard.
According to the complaint, the 14-year-old daughter was returning home when the accused allegedly intercepted the girl near Khasua village. The accused then forcibly took the girl to the nearby forest and tried to outrage her modesty.
Meanwhile, one identified as Nilakantha Swain of the same village, who was returning home through the same route, heard the girl screaming and rescued her.
On getting home the girl narrated her ordeal before her family members and the village committee members. Later, a complaint was lodged with the local police against the accused youth.
Taking note of the report, police arrested the accused Tukuna and sent him and the victim for medical examination.
A case has been registered against the accused youth under relevant Sections of the IPC and forwarded to the court, said the police.