Rape attempt on minor, Auto driver arrested in Varanasi
Rape attempt on minor, Auto driver arrested in Varanasi

VARANASI: An autorickshaw driver was reportedly arrested in Varanasi while he was attempting to run off after a failed attempt to rape a three-year-old girl.

Aarti Singh, the Deputy Commissioner of Police (Varuna zone) said that the entire Daulatpur area was cordoned off after the incident, foiling the attempt by the accused, Neeraj Vishwakarma, to flee the spot.

It came to light during police investigation, that the victim had reached a vacant plot a few hundred yards away from her home. Neeraj, who is also a drug addict, lured the girl by offering candies.

When the girl arrived there, he tried to rape her.  And, on hearing the cries of the girl, people from surrounding areas rushed to her help and Neeraj fled the scene.

The girl told her mother about Neeraj's activities upon returning home after which the family informed the police.
The police rushed the spot and the location was combed after which the accused was arrested. Seeing the seriousness of the incident with the girl, Lalpur Pandeypur police station in-charge and DCP Varuna Zone Aarti Singh also reached the spot. He took information about the incident from the girl’s parents.

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