Srinagar, Dec 5: Police arrested a person accused of raping a minor girl within six hours in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district on Saturday.
“Police Station Devsar received a complaint stating that a 17-year-old minor girl (name with held) has been sexually assaulted, video-graphed and the same obscene video has been uploaded on social media networks,” a police spokesperson said in a statement.
Accordingly, he said, a case (FIR No. 120/2020) under relevant sections of law was registered at PS Devsar and investigation was initiated.
“A special team headed by SHO Devsar under the supervision of DySP PC Kulgam was constituted. The team acted swiftly and after strenuous efforts generated a specific information by utilizing all available means which led to the arrest of the accused within 06 hours after complaint was received,” the spokesman said, adding, “He has been identified as Mohd Aamir Bhat resident of Gudder Kulgam. He has been shifted to police station Devsar where he remains in custody.”
As a part of investigation, necessary medico-legal formalities have been carried out, the spokesman said. “Investigation into the matter is in progress.”
Timely intervention and swift action by the police against anti-social elements have been highly appreciated by the locals, the spokesman said. “Community members are requested to cooperate with police in curbing social crimes in their neighbourhood. They can share information pertaining to social crimes with police. We reassure the community members that our efforts in curbing social crimes shall continue.”