Cop held for trying to rape minor

The girl's mother's timely arrival saved her

A police constable has been arrested for allegedly attempting to rape a minor girl in Mauranipur area of Jhansi district.

Police arrested Om Tiwari, who is posted at Shivganj police outpost with the Mauranipur police station, on Monday after an FIR was lodged against him under various sections of IPC including that of attempt to rape, on the complaint of a Class X girl.

Mauranipur Station Officer A K Chaturvedi said the constable is accused of entering into the girl's house while her parents were not at home on Monday morning at around 10.15. When Tiwari was allegedly trying to assault the girl, her mother arrived, he said.

As the mother and daughter shouted, neighbours gathered and caught the constable. He said the girl's father sells woollen clothes and the constable used to go in the locality to buy milk.

Chaturvedi said the constable had been sent to jail.

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