Minor threatened to withdraw attempt-to-rape case

A 16-year-old girl has alleged her family was being pressured to withdraw an attempt-to-rape case against a man who has been jailed in the matter, police said Friday.

Superintendent of Police (city) Omvir Singh said the girl approached the police Thursday with her complaint.

According to her complaint, the man, in her early 20s, had attempted to rape her on August 9 in Charthawal police station area in the district. She filed a police complaint against the man and he was booked under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act and sent to jail the same day, Singh said.

He said the matter was being probed.

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