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Molest charge on postman

Guwahati, Jan. 2: Chandmari police today registered an attempt to rape case against a postman of the Silpukhuri post office, after he allegedly attempted to grab a lady, having gone to her residence to deliver a PAN card.

“The lady was alone at the time, her brother having gone for a bath,” the police said.

“The postman asked for a cup of tea and, hence, was allowed to enter the house,” the police said. “It was when the lady returned with his tea that he attempted to grab her. He, however, ran away after she cried for help.”

The incident occurred around 1.30pm today, police sources said, adding that the accused was absconding.

Irate relatives of the victim attacked the post office located on GNB Road in the evening but the police managed to reach before things turned ugly, sources said.

Two cases have been registered, the police said — one filed by the woman who alleged rape and the other by postal officials who alleged that her relatives had attacked the post office and “tried to create a nuisance”.

Safety of women

The Kamrup (metro) district administration and city police are chalking out plans to ensure safety of women following the recent gang rape in Delhi.

To begin with, the district administration will soon launch an awareness drive in women’s colleges to apprise the students of safety tips and security arrangements available for them.