A 40-year-old man in Jhelum's Mangla Cantt area was arrested for allegedly trying to rape a seven-year-old girl.

According to the police, the man, who was the girl's neighbour, nabbed her and took her inside his house, where he purportedly tried to sexually abuse her.

Upon hearing the girl's screams, her paternal uncle forced his way into the accused's house.

The suspect fled the scene by climbing over the a back wall of the house, however, he was later arrested by the police.

Police registered a first-information report in the case on the uncle's complaint as the girl's father works abroad and is not in the country.

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