Youth arrested for attempting to rape schoolgirl in Jharkhand

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Ramgarh (Jharkhand), Nov 7 (PTI) A 21-year-old man was arrested on Saturday for allegedly abducting and attempting to rape a schoolgirl in Jharkhand's Ramgarh district, police said.

As per a complaint lodged by the 16-year-old girl's family members with Gola police station on Friday, the accused had abducted her while she was going for tuition on Thursday and took her to a forest near Purabdih village, when he tried to rape her, a senior police officer said.

However, locals rescued the girl on hearing her screams, while the youth had managed to escape on that day, Deputy Superintendent of Police (Headquarters), Prakash Soy, said. PTI COR IKD ACD ACD