Jatni: A youth was arrested by police for allegedly attempting to rape a pregnant woman here in Odisha’s Khordha district.
The accused has been identified as Debasis Routray alias Tulu, a resident of Madhusudan Nagar area in Jatni.
According to reports, the 36-year-old man had entered into a house at around 11.30 am on Friday and tried to outrage modesty of a pregnant woman while she was alone at her house.
When the woman resisted rape, the accused attacked her. After hearing scream of the victim, the neighbours rushed to the site following which he ran away.
The Jatni police apprehended the accused following a written complaint by the victim’s husband and forwarded him to a local court on Saturday.