Burdwan: A 19-year-old youth was arrested for allegedly attempting to rape a blind girl here at Purbasthali village of Nasratpur`s Dangapara area, police said on Monday.
The incident happened yesterday evening when the 14-year-old blind girl was alone and the accused, identified as Chottu Sheikh taking advantage of that, allegedly barged into the house and tried to rape her, they said.
Hearing the girl screaming, her mother and sister, who went to attend a function in the neighbourhood, rushed to the house when Chottu, who is a neighbour, fled, the girl`s father alleged in his FIR, police said.
Chottu was arrested this morning and was taken to the Kalka SDJM court where police would ask for a five-day custody, they said.
Incidentally, the girl who studies in a blind school of Nabadwip had come back home on Saturday to spend holiday because of the Saraswati Puja.