A man allegedly threw an underage girl into a well after trying to rape her in Madhya Pradesh, India on Saturday, Jan. 15.

The accused, identified as Ramesh, has been arrested after he reportedly pushed a 10-year-old girl into a well after attempting to sexually assault the victim. The incident took place in Dudhlai village of the Ichhawar Police Station area in Madhya Pradesh's Sehore district on Saturday, Jan. 15, NDTV reported.

On Saturday evening, while the minor reportedly headed to their home's outhouse to go to the toilet, Ramesh swooped the girl and proceeded to molest her. After the ordeal, he took her to the nearby well and shoved her into the deep reservoir. Luckily, the girl managed to survive the fall by holding a rope inside the well.

The victim managed to pull herself back up the well and ran to her parent's residence to seek help. After the girl reached back home, she informed her family members about the incident. Police officers were subsequently alerted and summoned to the scene.

"A 10-year-old girl went to the toilet in the evening yesterday where a person named Ramesh molested her and threw her into the well. The girl informed us about the incident and said that she was thrown into the well where she continued holding the wire for saving her life," Superintendent of Police (SP) Mayank Awasthi said.

Meanwhile, law enforcement has asserted that it was not confirmed in the medical checkup that the accused raped the minor. However, they have still registered a case against the accused of rape and child abuse under Section 376 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and launched an investigation, Telangana Today reported.

Despite fleeing the neighborhood, the suspect was arrested on Sunday, Jan. 16, in Amlaha, Madhya Pradesh.

In a similar but unrelated incident, an Indian father has been accused of mercilessly throwing his own two-month-old infant into a lake, claiming that the baby did not resemble anyone in his family and speculating that child was his wife's offspring with another man, Latin Times reported.

The incident happened at Kalyandurg in the Anantapur district of Andhra Pradesh, India on Oct. 21, 2021.

The accused, identified as Mallikarjuna, a former insurance agent, allegedly taped the newborn girl's mouth, put her in a jute bag, and proceeded to throw her into a lake believing that she did not have features that resemble anyone in his family.

Mallikarjuna reportedly took his wife Chittemma and their two-month-old daughter to a hospital for a medical check-up on Oct. 21. However, when the baby started crying while they were waiting for the doctor's appointment, Mallikarjuna took off with the infant, telling his wife that he was taking her outdoors to pacify her. When Mallikarjuna did not return after hours, Chittemma approached the local police station and lodged a complaint.

Kalyandurg police shared the accused's photographs online and managed to track Mallikarjuna down to an adjacent town. After being questioned, Mallikarjuna confessed that he had murdered his daughter and dumped her body in a lake.

A woman has been accused of killing her one-and-a-half-month-old infant by allegedly throwing the baby into a well after being left irritated by the newborn's loud crying in Alappuzha, Kerala, India on Saturday, Aug. 6. This is a representational image. Pixabay.

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