Jajpur, Mar 9: Four youths have been arrested for attempting to rape a Plus II girl student in the Kaliapani area of Jajpur district on Sunday night.
Police said, the victim had gone to Brahmanipala area with a minor boy of her college to receive her scholarship money from a private company.
Some unidentified youths stalked them when they were going to the market.
They stooped both at a secluded place on the road following which the minor boy opposed them. The accused attacked the boy and forcefully took the girl into the nearby jungle and attempted to rape. The helpless minor fought with them and managed to escape from there. She rushed to a nearby house shouting for help. That was the house of a lady home guard. She informed Kaliapani police station about the incident. Police swung into action and nabbed the accused that night conducting frequent raids in the nearby areas.
Later, they were forwarded to court on Monday.
The arrested have been identified as Santosh Prusti, Satyabrata Behera alias Babloo, Umesh Chandra Mahanta alias Silu, and Rabi Nayak.