Another shameful incident of attempt to rape was reported from Lucknow on Monday. A youth allegedly tried to rape a footpath dweller inside an abandoned police booth in the bustling Daliganj locality. The aware locals thrashed the youth after rescuing the women. The accused was later handed over to the police.

According to onlookers, the victim was roaming on the streets asking the vendors to give her some food. The accused lured by offering her some food and took her to an abandoned police booth nearby and attempted to rape her.

The police told media that the accused youth was found in an inebriated state during the medical examination and a case of attempt to rape was registered against him.

The victim told that police that the accused tried to pull her down on the floor and attempted to remove her clothes to rape her.

According to some of the locals, they heard a woman screaming and nearby and finally they located that the screams were coming from the abandoned police booth. They rushed to the spot and rescued the woman. They also called the police by dialling 100.

However, some of the locals claimed that the Hazratganj inspector was not willing to register the case initially but later when media reached the spot he was forced to take arrest the accused.

First Published | 9 October 2017 6:49 PM
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