Three booked for rape bid on Dalit girl


Pilibhit: Three people of a village under Barkhera police station were booked on Sunday evening for allegedly barging into the house of a 19-year-old Dalit girl in their neighbourhood and attempting to rape her.

Police said the accused also thrashed the girl’s younger sister as she intervened.

In her complaint to police, the girl alleged that the accused barged into her house around 7.30 pm on February 27 when his father was out at work. The accused abused her and attempted to rape and as her younger sister attempted to rescue her, they thrashed her, alleged the girl.

After hearing their screams, locals gathered for help forcing the accused to flee the scene, said the girl, alleging that the accused threatened her of dire consequences.

SHO Viresh Kumar said the accused were booked under sections 452 (house trespass), 354 (applying force to a woman with intent to outrage her modesty), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 504 (intentional insult) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and appropriate sections of the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.

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