The Delhi Police has filed its charge sheet in a city court here against a man arrested for attempting to rape a 19-year-old girl and shoving an iron rod into her mouth to silence her.
Filing the charge sheet before Metropolitan Magistrate Amitabh Rawat, police said accused Anil Devraj had attempted to rape and murder the class 11 girl after trespassing into her house in south Delhi on the night of Feb 4.
The magistrate, after taking cognisance of the charge sheet, committed the case to the court of Additional Sessions Judge Yogesh Khanna for trial. The matter has now been fixed for framing of charges.
Devraj, who was working with a local power distribution company, was arrested Feb 5, after the family members of the girl registered a case against him.
Police has said that he had come to the house of the girl in Lajpat Nagar area to collect monthly electricity dues. As the girl knew him, she let him in.
Finding her alone, he tried to rape her and inserted an iron rod inside her mouth when she was crying for help, added the police.
The victim sustained severe injuries in her mouth and the attempted strangulation left bruises all around her neck.