GHAZIABAD: A 26-year-old man was arrested on Saturday for allegedly assaulting and trying to rape a woman on Thursday night in Kavi Nagar while she was returning home around 8.30pm.According to police, Ajay Chaudhary is a resident of Sadarpur village in Ghaziabad .
The accused then fled the spot,” the SHO said.“The crime took place when the woman was returning home after closing her beauty parlour.
He runs a dairy shop in Kavi Nagar.
Raj Kumar Sharma, SHO of Kavi Nagar police station said the woman in her complaint, filed on Friday, alleged that the accused followed her and then cornered her in a dark spot in Kavi Nagar and tried to rape her.“Hearing the alarm raised by the woman, locals came to help her.
An FIR was registered under sections 323 (punishment for voluntarily causing hurt), 354 (assault) and 376 (punishment of rape) of the IPC after her complaint and the accused was arrested from his shop,” he added.Chaudhry will be produced in court on Monday.
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