Man arrested for attempting to rape woman


Udupi: A man was arrested for allegedly attempting to rape a woman at Janardhan Temple arch near Kapu Circle Inspector’s office.

The accused has been identified as Abhijith (24), resident of Mulky and a fisherman by profession.

It is said that the victim was on her way home on Thursday evening when the accused took her to a timber depot near Janardhan temple and attempted to rape her. Hearing her screams, a local rushed to her rescue, but the accused managed to escape by then.

She then filed a complaint at Kapu police station. The police swung into action and arrested the man at Koppalangady on Friday morning. He was produced before the Udupi court and was remanded to judicial custody till September 29.

It is said that the accused was an alcoholic and used to frequent the victim’s neighborhood. Hence she identified him.

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