Four persons arrested for raping minor girl in south Kashmir

TNN Bureau. Updated: 4/8/2021 10:57:44 AM Jammu and Kashmir

Anantnag: Four persons, including a retired soldier and a policeman, were arrested for allegedly raping a minor girl in south Kashmir district of Kulgam.

A police official said that Police Station Qazigund received a written complaint from a person alleging that his daughter (name withheld) was raped by three persons at Bonigam in Qazigund with the help of a woman. “The offence as per the complainant surfaced during the course of a medical examination in which she was found to be pregnant,” he said.

He said on receipt of the complaint, a case under relevant sections of law was registered in Police Station Qazigund and investigation was initiated.

“During the course of investigation, all the accused persons involved in the offence were arrested and shifted to police station where they remain in custody,” he said.

He said accused were identified as Zahoor Ahmad Mir, a resident of Beebrada Parigam, Aejaz Ahmad Shah, a resident of Cheyan Devsar, Kifayat Ahmad Malik, a resident of Yaripora and Shabrooza, a resident of Damjen.

“During investigation, it surfaced that the accused police personnel was not on duty when the offence was committed neither it had been committed inside police premises,” he said.

He said in addition to criminal proceedings, departmental proceedings have also been initiated against him.

He said Police has assures the public that strict action will be taken against offenders, regardless of their position or placement. “Further investigation into the matter in going on,” he added.

On Monday, two local residents, including a driver, were arrested for allegedly trying to rape a girl inside a truck in the same area.

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