Mother Of 3 Abducted by ‘Men in Uniform’

District administration orders probe

ANANTNAG:  Residents of Zalangam hamlet of Kokarnag in South Kashmir staged angry protests and blocked Kokarnag-Kishtwar raod on Saturday after a mother of three was allegedly abducted by men wearing combat uniforms. Police has registered a case and the women was sent for a medical examination.

Woman (name withheld) said that she was abducted by men in uniform on Friday night when she was coming out from the washroom located in her house yard. “Men wearing combat uniforms blind folded me and forcibly took me to a nearby forest. They molested me on way and tried to outrage my modesty in the forest. They talked in Hindi and one of them was using black specs,” she said.

The woman, said she underwent cesarean surgery last month and, “it probably was marks of surgery which stopped those beasts to tarnish my chastity,” she said adding that those men hit her chest and one of them even directed his companion to eliminate her.    

The woman who is married to a villager of Jablipora, Bijbehara said that for a moment she was sure her abductors would kill her. “They molested me repeatedly and it was only around 5 in the morning that they let me go. I managed to reach near a village where a woman helped me to reach my house,” she said.

Her father Abdul Aziz Ganaie demanded stern punishment to the culprits and appealed authorities to expose those involved. “I was anxious when my daughter did not return and raised an alarm. The villagers created groups and started searching for my daughter in and around Zalangam but of no avail. We all were shocked to see her in the morning and all burst into tears when she narrated her woeful tale,” he said adding that even after informing the Station House Officer about the incident the police took no pains in tracing her out.

District officials, including Additional Deputy Commissioner, Bashir Ahmed Khan and Assistant Commissioner Revene Ghulam Rasool visited Zalangam and assured people of thorough probe into the incident.

Meanwhile, District Administration Islamabad ordered a probe into the incident and assured people that it would be completed in next four days. The probe would be headed by ACR, Islamabad. Police has registered a case vide FIR number 164 under section 364 of RPC in this regard.

CRPF spokesperson, Kishor Prasad said that there is no deployment of CRPF in the area and, “any allegations against our men would be baseless,” he said. 

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