Auto driver held for rape bid

Posted on Mar 31st, 2010 and filed under Crime/Mishaps.

UDUPI: Police have arrested an autorickshaw driver named Suresh, a resident of Udyavaragudde near here on the charges of attempting to rape a married woman at Tenkanidiyoor.

The incident is learnt to have taken place when the woman had boarded the autorickshaw on way home from the sewing training centre at Gopalpura. The autorickshaw driver who reportedly started misbehaving with her, even tried to molest her enroute.

It is learnt, he fled the scene when the woman raised a cry out of fear and jumped out of the autorickshaw.

The accused was later arrested. Malpe police have registered a case.

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