Guwahati: The police stated on Thursday that a 35-year-old man had been arrested on suspicion of attempting to sexually attack a youngster while holding a knife to his throat in Itanagar, the capital of Arunachal Pradesh.
The suspect allegedly tried to sexually assault the 16-year-old girl in Sangey Laden area on Tuesday.
The accused was captured by the girl’s uncle on Wednesday, who then turned him over to the police with assistance from the public.
According to the police’s report, on November 22 at around 1:30 pm, an unidentified male stopped the victim near Sangey Laden and flashed a knife.
According to the authorities, the male was intoxicated and pulled the woman when she refused to comply.
However, she bravely stood up and escaped from there. The drunk man warned her of dire consequences if she told anyone. Police claimed she immediately told an uncle about her situation nonetheless, displaying courage.
The uncle arrived there right once, searched for the unidentified individual, and, with help from the general public, captured and transported him to the Chimpu police station where a report was also filed.
A first information report (FIR) was subsequently filed against the accused under sections 341 (wrongful restraint), 354 (assault with intent to outrage modesty), 505 (public mischief), and 8 (sexual assault) of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act (WPS) at the Itanagar Women’s Police Station.
The accused was later identified as Bagram Tasam alias Nesang of Jullang area.
The police said that he proposed to her while intoxicated and left his phone number in her notebook.