The accused has been identified as Binu Patra of Kantabania village.
Binu barged into the room of my daughter at around 2 am in the night while everybody in the family was asleep. After switching off the lights and overpowering the girl he tried to outrage her modesty, claimed the victim’s father.
As the victim tried to raise an alarm the accused tried to silence her by shutting her mouth and showing sharp weapons. However, hearing the screaming of the girl her father reached the spot and managed to catch the accused.
Nilagiri Police arrested the accused by reaching the spot and registered a case in connection with the incident.
“Binu had a number of criminal cases pending against him. While last night he barged into a house, the family came up with an allegation that he tried to rape a minor girl. The matter is under investigation,” said Prabhanjan Behera, IIC, Nilagiri Police Station.