Noida (Uttar Pradesh), May 14: An 18-year-old woman was on Sunday attacked by her stepfather for resisting sexual intercourse with him. The woman, who has received serious injuries to her hands, was admitted to a local hospital in Sector 20; she was later discharged following a treatment. The incident took place on Saturday evening when the girl was said to be alone at her house in Noida sector 19.

The girl lives with her mother, stepfather and a stepsister in Noida sector 19. The girl’s mother remarried after her biological father passed away 10 years ago. The victim’s stepfather works in a travel agency. The woman had gone out for some shopping and came at around 9 PM. The girl’s mother wasn’t also away for some work

When the girl came back after 9 PM, her stepfather took her to a room and locked the doors. “He touched me inappropriately and then tried to rape me. I objected to his advances and tried to resist. He gagged my mouth and tore off my clothes,” the girl said in a complaint, TOI reported. She further said that when she raised an alarm to free herself, he took a blade and slashed her hand.

The girl broke free and ran with blood oozing out of her cuts. A passer-by took her to Sector 20 police station and from where she was admitted to a hospital. She told the police that her stepfather had been making sexual advances at her for past two days. Her stepfather has been arrested and a case has been registered under the relevant sections of IPC.