Police Forms SIT To Probe Sumbal Minor’s Rape  

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SRINAGAR — Police on Saturday said that it has constituted a Special Investigating Team (SIT) to probe alleged rape of a minor girl in Malikpora village in Sumbal area of north Kashmir’s Bandipora district.

SSP Bandipora Rahul Malik said that that the SIT comprising SDPO Sumbal, SHO Sumbal and Sr.PO has been constituted to investigate the entire case.

“The age confirmation of accused will be determined on the basis of scientific medical test to be conducted by team of senior doctors,” SSP said.

The incident, involving the rape of a 3-year-old girl by the accused identified as Tahir Ahmad Mir (in his 20s), has sparked outrage across the area with people demanding stern and exemplary punishment for the culprit.

The police have already arrested the accused and an FIR number 81/2019 under section 363/342/376 stand registered against him at Police Station Sumbal.  However residents of the area are agitated at the slow pace of police investigation.

 

Protesters Demand Death To Culprit

Kashmir University students on Saturday held a peaceful protest demonstration over the horrific rape incident that took place in Sumbal-Sonawari on Friday.

Reports said that dozens of students held a sit-in near Allama Iqbal Library and then marched towards Humanities Block, inside the Varsity premises, carrying placards mostly of which read, “Punish the Guilty”, “End the Rape Culture”, “Death for Rapist” and “Justice for Victim”.

Yasir Hussain, a Music and Fine Arts department student said that they have gathered to demand a stern and deterrent punishment to the culprit.

“We have gathered here to demand a stern punishment to the culprit”, Yasir said while adding that “the culprit should be stoned to death” which according to him “will serve an ultimate lesson for others.”

Sakeena, part of the demonstration, from Persian department, expressed her concern over the safety of girls in Kashmir. “Girls are now not safe in Kashmir, Sakeena said while adding that we get to hear news of such heinous crimes on a daily basis now.

Demanding death penalty to the accused, she said that, “We request the authorities to hang the rapist to stop such cases from happening in the future”.

While raising slogans against the culprit, the students later on dispersed peacefully near Humanities block.

Pertinently, the incident that has sent shivers down the spines of everyone involved the rape of a 3-year-old Sonawari girl by the accused identified as Tahir Ahmad Mir who is in his 20’s.

The police have already taken the accused into custody and an FIR number 81/2019 under section 363/342/376 stand registered against him at Police Station Sumbal. 

 


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