Handwara girl’s mother says video recorded under police pressure

Srinagar, April 16: The mother of the young girl whose alleged molestation by a army soldiersparked off violent protests in Handwara earlier this week alleged on Saturday that a video statement made by the girl was done under “police pressure”.

The girl had in a video after Tuesday’s incident said that some local men had misbehaved with her.

The police have said the girl and her father are in “preventive custody”.

The girl’s mother and uncle were supposed to address the media here earlier in the day, but were denied permission.

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