Vishnu Nagar police said the incident occurred around 8.30 pm on Tuesday. “The victim was playing outside her Indira Nagar residence when Bansode saw her. He picked her up, covered her mouth with his hand and took her to his residence. He bound her hands and feet and gagged her, after which he tried to rape her,” said an officer.
Meanwhile, the victim’s mother returned home from market. When she did not find her daughter at the spot she had left her, she called out to her. On hearing her mother’s voice, the victim started struggling as well. Bansode panicked and untied her. He threatened her with dire consequences if she told anyone about the incident and let her go, police said.
The victim narrated the entire incident to her mother, who then approached the police.