Man ‘molests, tries to kill’ 7-yr-old, held

Four persons, including a man who had allegedly attempted to rape a seven-year-old girl a few days ago, barged into her house on Friday night and allegedly attempted to kill her.

While one of the accused, Amirul (24), was nabbed by the public and handed over to police, the remaining three managed to escape, police said.

The incident was reported from Seemapuri in Northeast Delhi. During questioning, Amirul said he was scared that the girl would identify him and wanted to kill her, police said.

Based on the girl's statement, police said Amirul had taken her to a deserted area nearby, where he gagged her and misbehaved with her. Amirul is married and has two children.

Police said, on Friday night, Amirul and three others, armed with knives, scaled the wall of the girl's house and tried to enter the house. A case has been registered. Police are looking for Amirul's accomplices.

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