Noida, June 12: A 19-year-old man was arrested on Monday for attempting to rape a 12-year-old girl at the terrace of his house in Sarfabad village, Sector 73. The accused, identified as Amarnath Mandal, was arrested early Monday morning and sent to jail. Mandal belongs to Bhagalpur of Bihar.

The incident was reported when the victim was sitting outside her rented accommodation in Noida, Sector 73. The accused, a labourer, lured the girl to his house and took her upstairs on the terrace.

“Around 8 pm, Amarnath approached the girl and lured her to his rented accommodation. He took her to the terrace. When her mother went to look for her, she heard the child scream. Other villagers gathered outside the terrace but the accused managed to flee,” a police officer was quoted as saying by TOI.

An FIR was lodged under IPC sections 376, 511 (attempt to rape), 342 (wrongful confinement) and 7/8 of POCSO Act has been registered and the accused has been sent to jail.