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Posted at: Apr 26, 2019, 7:59 AM; last updated: Apr 26, 2019, 10:00 AM (IST)RAPE ATTEMPT

Cops present challan against bank manager

Sent to judicial custody; threatened minor girl, her family

Nitin Jain

Tribune News Service

Ambala, April 25

In what appears to be a record of sorts, the Ambala district police have challaned a bank manager for a rape bid and threatening to kill a 10-year-old girl within four days of committing the crime.

He was arrested within hours of the registration of an FIR of attempt to rape and threatening the victim and her family with dire consequences, Superintendent of Police (SP) Mohit Handa told The Tribune here today.

On April 18, around 8 pm, Devki Nandan, who was posted as a manager at the Oriental Bank of Commerce (OBC) in Naraingarh, lured the victim with a chocolate and called her to his room. The suspect and the victim’s family live in the same house on rent in separate accommodations, Naraingarh women police station in-charge Inspector Sheela Wanti told The Tribune. She said when the suspect lured the victim, her parents were having dinner in separate accommodations in the same house.

After some time, the victim ran back to her room in a state of shock. When her mother asked her, she narrated the incident and said she somehow managed to escape from his room, revealed Inspector Sheela Wanti, who is also the investigating officer (IO) in the case.

According to the IO, the next morning, the victim’s mother reported the matter to the Naraingarh women police station, which immediately swung into action and lodged an FIR under Sections 4, 8 and 18 of the POCSO Act and Section 506 of the IPC.

The police station head disclosed that the victim’s mother also reported to the police that when the suspect, a native of Kurukshetra, came to know that she was going to report the matter to the police, he threatened the victim and her family with dire consequences.

“We arrested the suspect the same day the FIR was registered and produced him before a local court, which sent him to 14-day judicial custody on April 20,” she said.

The IO said in a bid to expedite the trial and ensure justice at the earliest, the police presented a challan against the suspect before the court of Additional Sessions Judge Yashwinder Pal Singh on Wednesday itself.

Arrested within hours of registration of FIR

The suspect was arrested within hours of the registration of an FIR for attempt to rape and threatening the victim and her family with dire consequences.

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