Man arrested for mercilessly beating widow and her daughter in Rajouri

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A man was arrested for ruthlessly beating a widow and her daughter in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir, days after the video of the incident went viral on social media sites.

Senior Superintendent of Police, Rajouri, Yougal Manhas said the accused was arrested from a house in Kathua district during a midnight raid after a case was registered against him.

Pawan Kumar alias Pamma , a resident of Rajouri, was seen kicking and using a log in the assault on the two women, Sakina Begum (45) and her daughter Abida Kousar (20), in a video which went viral on social media sites on Monday, drawing strong protest from the netizens who demanded stern action against him.

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Merciless beating of mother-daughter, police arrests main accusedRajouri, June 21Rajouri Police managed to arrest main accused wanted in the case of merciless beating of mother – daughter duo, a video of which is also viral on social media.The said main accused namely Pawan Kumar @Pamma son of Dawarka Nath resident of Tandwal Crusher Morh Rajouri was wanted in case FIR 307/2018 registered on 13/06/2018U/S 452/354/325/323/34/RPC.The said case was registered on 13-06-2018 after a mother – daughter duo living at Crusher Morh Rajouri in Tandwal village reported to Police that were beaten mercilessly by their neighbours over some issue.Soon after committing the crime, accused also went absconding after locking their house.Two days back a video of the incident also went viral on social media.Meanwhile, yesterday evening, police received a specific input about the main accused hiding in a hideout in Kathua in Mahreen tehsil and of Police Station Raj Bagh. On the directions of Yougal Manhas SSP Rajouri and with the help of Kathua police, a team of Rajouri police headed HC Nafees Ul Hassan alongwith SGCT Altaf Hussain, Ct Abdul Rashid and Ct Rayaz Ahmed under the supervision of SI Danish Maqbool IC PP City raided the hideout in the mid of night and arrested the accused when he was trying to escape outside the state. The accused was brought to Rajouri and after legal formalities has been remanded to Police Custody.Attempts are going on to arrest other accused named in the FIR.Please share this video………

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“The incident had happened on June 13 and a case was registered against the accused the same day but he evaded his arrest and managed to flee the area to take shelter in Kathua district,” the police officer told.

He said the women said that they were beaten up by him for using a bathroom but the accused claimed that he acted after the mother-daughter duo allegedly roughed up his son.

He was booked under various sections of Ranbir Penal Code (applicable in Jammu and Kashmir) including 452 (house-trespass after preparation for hurt, assault or wrongful restraint), 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty), 325 (Punishment for voluntarily causing grievous hurt), 323 (punishment for voluntarily causing hurt) and 34 (act done by several persons in furtherance of common intention).

The investigation of the case is on, the SSP said.