AWANTIPUR: Police Thursday arrested a 36-year-old Wuyen Pampore resident on charges of stalking his neighbour, a 21-year-old woman.
Police said that the accused has admitted of stalking the said girl from past many weeks.
SP Awantipur Tahir Saleem said that the complainant, a 21 year old student, unable to put up with the mental agony, appeared before Police Post Khrew stating that one person living in her neighborhood has been stalking her, passing lewd comments for last more than a week whenever she comes out of her home.
He said that during investigation it was established that accused had been repeatedly stalking the victim and passing lewd comments upon her.
Police officer identified the accused as Arshed Ahmad Joo son of Ghulam Hassan, a resident of Wuyen Pampore and said that the police has registered a case vide FIR number 166/2014 under section 294 RPC against the accused. Joo was later sent to central jail Srinagar.
In another case, Pampore police in South Kashmirs Pulwam district arrested a man for cheating and rape.
Giving details, Tahir Saleem said that police station Pampore received a complaint from a woman stating that she was cheated by a person on the pretext of marrying her. She also alleged that the said person was sexually exploiting her from last three months. SP Awantipur who identified the accused as Manzoor Ahmad Sofi alias Captain Kanwal, a resident of Mehand Srigaufwara, Anantnag said that during the course of investigation it surfaced that the 21 year old victim was cheated by the accused who was masquerading as a Major of Indian Army and had promised to marry her.
After 3 months of illicit relationship, the victim came to know that the person is a cheat as he is not any officer but a common person working as local contractor and is married having a 9 year old daughter.
Sofi was arrested from his native Srigaufwara village and sent to the central jail Srinagar, he said.
A medical report of the complainant confirmed that she has been sexually abused by the accused.
A case vide FIR number 159/2014 under section 420, 376, 506 of RPC has been registered against the accused.cns
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