A 17-year-old Dalit girl was allegedly raped here by a 25-year-old man, who was nabbed hours later, police said on Sunday. The accused hails from the girl's village, they said.
"On Saturday, a 17-year-old Dalit girl was raped in a sugarcane field by a 25-year-old man from her village under Jalalabad police station," Superintendent of Police S Anand said. The girl managed to escape and narrated her ordeal to her family members, who lodged a police complaint, he said.
The accused was arrested late on Saturday night, Anand said. The girl has been sent for a medical examination, he said.