Nagarbera, October 12: A man attempted to rape a minor physically challenged girl but as the victim raised a hue and cry, the accused fled from the spot.
The incident took place on Tuesday in Khameri village. The accused has been identified as Kurpaan Ali.
As per reports, the 12-year-old girl was alone in her room while there was no one in the house. The locals alleged that taking advantage of the situation, Kurpaan sneaked into the house and tried to rape her but his attempt was foiled as the girl started to scream for help.
Hearing her screams, the locals rushed to the house and Kurpaan fled from the scene.
“On Tuesday evening, Kurpaan tried to rape the girl. He stripped off her clothes and kissed her. Fortunately, she screamed for help and on hearing her screams we rushed to the spot and rescued the victim. We are ashamed that a boy from our village has attempted a heinous crime like this,” said the local villagers.
“We want justice for the child and the culprit should be punished as soon as possible,” he added. Kurpaan is said to be presently absconding.
Meanwhile, the family members have lodged an FIR in the Nagarbera Police Station.