Police said the incident occurred on Monday in Ganesh Nagar area when the 11-year-old girl, a Class 5 student, was going to a grocery shop. The accused, Mohammad Hazrat, is her neighbour.
Hazrat dragged her inside his house -- a rented accommodation -- when he saw her outside and molested her. The girl, however, raised an alarm. Sensing trouble, Hazrat escaped from his house, a senior police officer said.
"The victim revealed the episode to her mother and her parents informed police," the police officer added.
Hazrat has been booked under Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (Pocso) Act.
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