Rape Accused Govt. Officer Gets Bail


Srinagar:  A rape accused, who is a senior officer in Social Welfare Department from frontier district Kupwara was granted bail by a local court here today.

Tehsil Officer Social Welfare Department Abdul Qayoom Wani was arrested by Kupwara police after a 23 year old girl (name withheld) working as daily wager in his department accused him of rape. The girl in her complaint has alleged that after committing rape on her, the influential officer threatened her of dire consequences in case she revealed the secret before anybody. “The rapist in connivance with Ghulam Ahmed Ahangar and Zamrooda Banoo forced me to go for abortion after I became pregnant. Both Wani and Ahangar, the later being the owner of ‘Unique Clinic Laboratory’ Kupwara took me to the residence of Zamrooda, a nurse by profession at Dragmulla Kupwara,” the girl said.

Ironically, police have not initiated any action against Ahangar and Zamrooda who according to the victim made her life hell by administering wrong medicines.

We have been investigating the matter. “The accused has been bailed out by the court. It is two year old case and yet we have been putting all our efforts to ascertain the truth,” a top police official from the district said.

The owner of the Unique Clinic Laboratory Ghulam Ahmed Ahangar said that he doesn’t know about the incident and the victim tried to implicate him in a case about which he doesn’t know anything.

“The rapist has destroyed my life. I want stringent punishment for him under law,” said the victim alleging that being influential the accused has subdued both police and administrative officials.    (CNS)  

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