According to case statement, the victim’s mother married Dilu nearly six years ago after the death of her first husband. The girl lived with her mother and step-father at her maternal grandfather’s house.
On Wednesday, the victim’s mother went to Jamtola Bazar of the adjacent town for selling ‘pitha (cake)’ like every other day leaving her daughter and husband at home.
Around 5pm, Dilu tried to rape the victim but neighbours came to her rescue hearing her screams and caught the man.
Her mother returned home after learning about the incident and contacted police.