Noida, Feb 23:  A 22-year-old youth allegedly paid Rs 13 to a seven-year-old girl to keep mum after a failed attempt to rape her. The girl, however, told her family about the horrific incident in Naya Bas village, Sector 15, Noida. A complaint has been filed and police have launched a manhunt for the accused.

The victim hails from Aligarh and lives with her parents and four older brothers in a rented house in the village. Her father is a truck driver, whereas her mothers works in an export firm. Her parents had gone to work, whereas he brothers were at school when the incident occurred.

A labourer, identified as Dilshad, allegedly called the child to her room on the pretext of watching television, and tried to rape her. The accused have her Rs 13 when she threatened to inform her family about his crime.

The accused is absconding. A case for attempted rape and POCSO Act has been registered against the miscreant.