SRINAGAR A girl reportedly committed suicide after being allegedly raped by her father in Bandipora district on Saturday, police said.
The accused father has been arrested, a police spokesman said.
The girl, a resident of Aragam Bandipora, consumed some poisonous substance at her home and was rushed to a hospital, where she died, he said.
The body will be handed over to her relatives after completion of medico-legal formalities, the spokesman said.
A case under relevant sections has been registered and the matter is being investigated, he said.
Reflection Of Moral Degradation: MMU
Mutahida Majlise Ulema (MMU) on Saturday termed shameful and shocking incident involving committing of suicide by girl after allegedly raped by father at Bandipora district of north Kashmir.
The incident reflects the moral degradation in sections of society which is highly unfortunate, MMU said in a statement and underlined its the responsibility of one and all to protect moral and social fabric so that acts of such a grave concern aren’t repeated.
The spokesman said that several drives were initiated in the past by MMU and its patron Mirwaiz Umar Farooq by involving different shades of people to create awareness about character building in the light of Quran and Hadith.
It’s time again that Ulema and heads of localities to work in tandem and ensure such incidents are prevented laying stress on every segment of society to play its positive role.
The MMU spokesman said it was painful to see that in the land of Sufi and saints, social evils especially liquor abuse, drug addiction was growing which was a serious concern for Kashmir. MMU said that all segments of society should introspect about these issues and see how they can contribute to their personal and collective capacity to rid the society of these grave issues.
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