Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik Monday expressed deep shock and pain over the alleged rape of a three-year-old girl in Bandipora district.
Malik directed the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kashmir to work swiftly in the case and ensure that the culprit gets exemplary punishment for this shameful act, an official spokesperson said.
"On learning about the unfortunate incident, the Governor immediately spoke to S P Pani, the IGP Kashmir, and took detailed review of the ongoing investigations into the case," he said.
The Governor has also talked to religious leaders of different communities and asked them to deplore this gruesome incident unanimously and make appeal to the people to remain calm and not let anti-social elements disturb peace and harmony in society, the spokesperson said.
Normal life was affected in the city due to a strike called by a religious-cum-separatist organisation against the incident.
Most schools, shops and other business establishments in the city remained shut due to the strike, officials said.
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