RAMPUR, March 9: A rape attempt has been made on a woman in Rampur municipality here on Sunday. The incident took place at the Saniamarai jungle, Rajghara of the municipality's ward number 3.
Locals rescued and informed the police after hearing the 20-year-old woman in a semi-naked state crying and yelling in the forest on Sunday evening.
Thirty-three years old Ganesh Pandeya of the same municipality ward has been arrested on suspicion of his involvement in the assault. Locals, who rescued the women, said the woman's trousers and inner garments were found thrown away at the incident site.
The District Police Office said an investigation has been started into the incident. According to police, it has been difficult for them to initiate the legal process as the woman has not yet lodged a complaint naming the culprit.
The victim had been staying at her relatives' home and was wage labor. It is said she was on her way to Bejhad town when Pandeya attempted to sexually assault her, finding that she was alone.