Berhampur: A tutor was arrested at a hotel in Odisha`s Ganjam district for allegedly attempting to rape a 14-year-old girl student, police said on Sunday.
The accused was identified as Jugala Kishore Ransandha of Kirima village under Kandhamala district`s Bramhanigaon police station limit.
The girl studies in Class VIII at a residential school in Rourkela, they said.
"After the accused was arrested, the victim was handed over to her parents", said inspector in-charge, town police station AK Mishra.
He said the victim and the accused were in Berhampur town while on way to Rourkela. The girl`s parents had sent her with the accused as escort.
Instead of going to Rourkela, they got down here on Thursday and checked into a private hotel. He attempted to sexually assault the girl during their stay in the hotel.
The girl`s cries alerted locals and police were informed.
The victim lodged an FIR and the teacher was arrested yesterday. "We have conducted medical tests of both victim and accused," Mishra said.