Kulgam, Nov 3: Locals in a Southern village of Kulgam Kashmir staged a massive protest demanding stringent punishment for those who are responsible for alleged kidnapping and sexual assault of a girl.
Eyewitnesses told news agency KNT that a police party led by Station House Officer Davindar Singh rushed to spot to pacify protesters at Poniwah village who had blocked Kulgam-Yaripora against the alleged sexual abuse incident that occurred at village Akhal of the same district on 31 October last month.
“The victim, a resident of Poniwah village had gone to Akhal hamlet to attend a wedding ceremony that took place in the house of one Sabzar Parray. Two youth from Ashmuji village kidnapped and raped her in a dense orchard. The girl was found in semi-unconscious state and was shifted to hospital where from she was referred to Srinagar hospital for treatment,” the protest said.
They identified the accused as Adil Dar and Wasim Dar. The accused had arrived in the village as guests.
The protesters said that the girl is battling for life and demanded stern punishment for the accused. Police assured them of action and informed them that the accused have already been taken into custody.
A police officer while divulging information about the incident told KNT that Police Station Devsar received a written complaint for assistance from complainant that his sister (name withheld) had been kidnapped by two persons namely Aadil Ahmad Dar and Waseem Rehman Dar both residents of Ashmuji Kulgam from Akhal and took her to nearby dense orchards and tried to rape her and also outraged her modesty.
“In the meantime the victim girl was brought by her cousin brother to police Station Devsar in unconscious state and injured condition. The girl was instantly taken to hospital for treatment and medical examination.”
“Taking cognizance of the incident a team headed by SHO Devsar under the supervision of DSP Headquarter’s Kulgam was constituted to nab the accused. Utilizing all available means, with strenuous efforts specific information was generated by the investigating team which led to arrest of accused within three hours after complaint was received.”
“Regarding the incident, case vide FIR number 116/2020 U/S 341, 366, 376/511, 354, 323 stands registered in Police Station Devsar and further investigation is in progress.”