Kashmir : At a time when the Kashmir Valley is on the boil over the alleged rape of a three year old girl at Malikpora village in Sumbal area of Bandipora, another rape involving a teenage girl came to light in central Kashmir’s Ganderbal on Tuesday with the arrest of the accused. The teen was allegedly raped n Sunday even as clashes over the May 8 Sumbal rape continued unabated.
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Ganderbal SSP Khaleel Ahmed confirmed the arrest of one Aasif Wani, 20 who has been named as the accused the by the victim’s parents. A complaint was filed by the survivor’s family on Sunday and immediately an FIR was lodged. A police team was then sent to the spot, leading to the arrest of the accused, who was still in police custody, he said.
The survivor has been medically examined. A special team has been constituted to fast-track the investigation of the case, the SSP said.
Meanwhile, accusing the arrested local boy of the heinous act, the Sumbal survivor’s father said: “My little girl went missing on may 8 evening when people were busy with breaking the days’ fast. My wife told me that she had gone to the market with her uncle. By the time I came back from the mosque after namaz, my daughter had not arrived. When I asked the ‘uncle’, he told me that he had sent her home at 7:20 pm. We then went to various places in search of her but failed.”
“As a last-ditch attempt, I called her out aloud from outside my house and there was a feeble response from one of the bathrooms of the adjacent school. I ran towards the bathroom and found my daughter naked, with some blood stains on her clothes. On asking her, the girl named the accused boy for the act. Then he went to the police and got him arrested,” the mother of the survivor said.
Meanwhile, clashes continued to erupt outside Amar Singh College, Bemina Degree College and SP College in Srinagar after students staged protests against the alleged rape of the three year old.