By Majid Nabi
Srinagar– Police have arrested a 22-years old youth on the charges of allegedly raping a minor girl at Barzulla locality in uptown Srinagar on Wednesday.
A youth identified as Zaid Feroz son of Feroz Ahmad of Old Barzulla has been arrested by the police for allegedly raping a minor girl child, who is also said to be his close relative.
Arrest comes following a complaint filed by the parents of the victim, a 12-years old girl at police Station Saddar in this regard.
A formal case FIR No. 56 of 2023 under sections 5 and 6 of POSCO Act was registered at the concerned police station and investigations taken up.
Conforming the incident and subsequent arrest of the accused, Srinagar police in a tweet said that a 22-years old youth was arrested for raping a 12-years old girl in Old Barzulla.
”One Accused namely Zaid Feroz of Old Barzulla, Srinagar aged 22 years arrested for raping a 12 year old child (name withheld ). The accused is a close relative of the victim girl child. FIR no 56/2023 under section 5, 6 of POSCO act registered in Sadar police station & investigation started,” police said in a tweet.
The incident comes less than a month after a 42-years old school teacher at Rawalpora locality in uptown Srinagar was arrested under stringent sections of Prevention of Children from Sexual Offences (POSCO) Act for allegedly molesting and sexually assaulting two minor girl students in the school.
The accused Satar Beigh son of Nabar Beigh was working as Arabic teacher at Holy Faith School; Rawalpora area.
A resident of Gurez area in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district, the accused was putting up in a rented accommodation at Hyderpora locality in uptown Srinagar.
A case FIR No 31 under IPC sections 354D (stalking), 294 (obscene acts in a public place) and 506 (criminal intimidation) stands registered at police station Shalteng in this regard.
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