Boy, 19, arrested for attempting to rape college girl in Bengeri

Submitted by alvin on Fri, 2016-07-01 10:47 Kundapur: Police arrested a 19-year-old youth on Thursday for allegedly trying to rape a girl in Bengeri, Gangolli police station limits, on June 29. The accused has been identified as Sooraj,19, a resident of Bavikatte Gangolli of Kundapur taluk. According to the police, the victim Savitha (name changed), a PU student, worked as a maid after her classes to meet her college expenses. On June 29, while she was on her way to work, the accused followed Savitha and attempted to rape her in a secluded area. As Savitha raised alarm, her screams were heard by her sister who was also on her way home. Savitha’s sister rescued her and took her home. On June 30, Savitha filed a complaint in the Gangolli police station, based on which the police arrested Sooraj on Thursday. The accused is reportedly a serial offender having tried to sexually assault three other girls before.