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Another minor raped in J&K, accused arrested

IANS  |  Srinagar 

Days after the rape of an infant in Jammu and Kashmir's evoked shock and outrage, another case of a minor's rape came to light in the the state's district on Tuesday.

Based on a complaint lodged by the family of a teenaged girl in Ganderbal, police arrested the accused and set up a special investigation team (SIT) for a speedy probe.

"The accused has been arrested and has been medically examined. An FIR under relevant sections has been lodged against the accused in police station," a said, adding that the incident had reportedly occurred on Sunday.

The accused also belongs to district.

This is the second such case in the Valley during the last six days. On May 9, a 3-year old girl was allegedly raped in district.

Though accused, Tahir Ahmed Mir, has been arrested, protests continued across the Valley demanding strict punishment to the accused. Students at many places took to the streets and clashed with security forces on Tuesday as they demanded a speedy trial of the accused and justice for the victim.



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First Published: Tue, May 14 2019. 17:06 IST