J&K : Absconding Rape accused arrested

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Doda police Thursday arrested a rape accused, who was evading his arrest for long after committing the crime, from Jammu.

According to police, on October 20, 2017 a complaint was lodged by parents of a victim at Police Station Thathri stating that Shakti Kumar son of Kundan Lal resident of Charya, tehsil Thathri district Doda kidnapped and then raped their daughter.

Acting over the complaint a case FIR No 69/2017 under section 363/376 RPC was registered at Police Station Thathri and investigation started.

During the course of investigation kidnapped girl was recovered from Charya area.


The accused was absconding after committing offence. “After hectic efforts, the location of accused was traced in Arnia area of district Jammu.

The police team headed by SHO Police Station Thathri Sunil Sharma under the supervision of SDPO Bhaderwah Brijesh Sharma, Additional SP Bhaderwah Rajinder Singh and over all direction of SSP Doda Mohammed Shabir conducted raid at Arnia and arrested the accused Shakti Kumar son of Kundan Lal.

The accused was working in a tile factory in the name of Rahul Kumar son of Nath Ram. Inhabitants of village Charya and Kandote lauded the role of police in arresting the accused.

Further investigation is going on,” said police.

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