Jammu and Kashmir: Outrage over another rape case, accused arrested

Only a couple of days after the rape of an infant in Jammu and Kashmir’s Bandipora evoked shock and outrage, another case of a minor’s rape came to light in the Ganderbal district on Tuesday.

The family of the teenage girl lodged a complaint in the police station and the police immediately acted upon it and arrested the accused. They also set up a special investigation team (SIT) for a speedy probe.

“The accused has been arrested and has been medically examined. An FIR under relevant sections has been lodged against the accused in Ganderbal police station,” a police officer said, adding that the incident had reportedly occurred on Sunday.

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This is the second rape case to take place in the last week in the valley. Earlier on May 9, a 3-year old girl was allegedly raped in Bandipora district that sparked outrage among locals.

Though accused, Tahir Ahmed Mir has been arrested, protests continued across the Valley demanding strict punishment to the accused. Students and locals in different places also protested and took to the streets, clashing with the security forces to demand speedy justice for the victim.

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