Youth held for trying to rape friend’s niece

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 12 Nov 2017 10:52:10


Govindpura police on Saturday arrested the youth from Sanjay Nagar in Jatkhedi who had tried to outrage the modesty of minor girl, niece of his friend on Thursday. According to Govindpura police, the arrested accused is identified as Vivek Lakhera 24, son of Ramesh, a resident of Misrod. Police said that on Thursday evening, the accused Vivek had gone to home of his friend named Deepak where he found the 11-year-old victim, a student of class 7 watching TV in hall.

The grandparents of victim were out from home whereas the maternal uncle of girl went inside kitchen to cook dinner. In the meantime, the accused tried to touch the girl in inappropriate way after which the girl initially refused but later screamed and when her uncle rushed to the room, the accused had escaped. The case was then reported with Govindpura police on Friday night after which a case under section 376 of IPC and POCSO Act has been registered by the police. The accused was later arrested on Friday night by police from his home and was taken into custody.