Bhubaneswar: The Commissionerate Police arrested a man for allegedly attempting to rape a college girl late on Sunday.
The accused has been identified as Ajay Bag of West Bengal. He was working as a house painter in Bhubaneswar.
According to reports, the victim, who stays in a slum in the Unit-I area, had gone outside her house to attend nature’s call when Bag tried to rape her. But he fled the area when she shouted for help.
Following a complaint lodged by the victim, police launched a manhunt and arrested Bag after raiding the nearby slums.
In her complaint, she stated that the accused used to pass lewd comments at her.
The accused was later forwarded to the court on Monday.