Youth arrested for attempting to rape eight-year-old girl

Last Updated: Monday, May 6, 2013 - 21:51

Muzaffarnagar: A youth has been arrested for allegedly attempting to rape a minor girl here, police said on Monday.

The incident happened yesterday at Sikka village in Shamli district, they said.

The accused, identified as Ashok Kumar entered the girl`s house when she was alone and tried to rape her, they added.

The neighbours of the girl, who came rushing in after hearing the minor`s cries, nabbed the accused and later handed him over to the police, police said, adding a case has been registered against the accused.

In another incident, a woman allegedly committed suicide by setting herself ablaze near here, police said today.

The incident happened last evening in Shamli district, they said.

Sanjida was worried over her husband`s illness, Sub-Divisional Magistrate Shelender Kumar said.

PTI



First Published: Monday, May 6, 2013 - 21:40

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