Bhubaneswar: The Commissionerate Police arrested a youth for allegedly attempting to rape a Post Graduation (PG) student of an university here on Sunday.
The accused identified as Ajay Bagh, a house painter hailing from West Bengal, was staying in a slum at Unit-I here.
As per the complaint lodged by the college girl, who resides in the same locality, the accused had been following her and making lewd gestures at her since a long time. On Sunday, when she went outside alone at around 10.30 PM, Ajay managed to take her to an isolated place forcefully and later tried to outrage her modesty. Hearing her screams, a group of locals rushed to the spot, following which Ajay ran away.
Acting on the complaint , Capital police swung into action and nabbed the accused from the slum area late last night.