A youth allegedly attempted to rape a 12-year-old girl near Baganwala road in Haryana on Sunday following which he was arrested, police said.
The incident took place when the girl was grazing cattle near the road, police station DSP Mamta Sauda said, adding that Krishna attempted to rape the girl after luring her to a secluded spot but she raised an alarm.
When people reached the spot after hearing her shouts, the accused escaped from there, she said.
On the basis of a complaint by victim’s father, a case has been registered against the accused under relevant sections of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act and SC and ST act, the DSP said.
The accused was later arrested and a probe is on, Sauda added.
In a separate incident, five members of a family have been booked for allegedly kidnapping a 19-year-old girl in Alewa police station area, police said.
The girl’s father has complained that Suresh has fled with his daughter after luring her on the pretext of marriage.
On his complaint, an FIR has been registered against Suresh, his brother Naresh, Kulwinder, sister Krishna and his mother.
An investigation is underway in the matter and efforts are being made to rescue the girl.