Odishatv Bureau

Balasore: A man was arrested for allegedly attempting to rape a 13-year-old girl at Pakhara village under Soro police limits in Balasore district on Monday evening. The accused has been identified as Subash Das of the same village.

Though the incident occurred in the night of July 8, the matter came to fore after the family members of the girl lodged a police complaint on Monday.

As per the complaint, Subash barged into the minor girl's house at night while she was sleeping with her grandmother. He allegedly gagged her mouth with a piece of cloth and tried to rape her. However, when the girl managed to remove the cloth and screamed, Subash fled before her family members rushed in to rescue her.

Based on the complaint, the accused was arrested. The minor girl was sent for medical examination, informed police adding that further investigation into the case is on.