Bhubaneswar, Dec 7 (LocalWire) A 17-year-old boy was detained on charge of attempting to rape a minor girl in Khannagar area of Cuttack city on Saturday, police said.
The family members of the six-year-old victim lodged a complaint at Badambadi police station against the accused, who is a neighbour of the girl.
The complaint said that the girl was eating in her home when the accused boy asked her on some pretext and took her on a bicycle to a lonely place where he allegedly attempted to outrage her modesty.
However, on hearing her scream, a few students of a nearby library rushed to the spot and rescued the girl.
They also overpowered the accused, who was attempting to flee from the spot, and handed him over to the police, the sources said.
The boy has been detained for interrogation, the sources said adding further investigation was continuing.