Minor Girl physically abused on Shikara inside Dal Lake in Srinagar, 3 arrested

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SRINAGAR: Police in Srinagar has arrested three persons for physically abusing a minor girl on a shikara (boat) inside Dal Lake at Hazratbal, an official said today.

On Thursday, police Station Nigeen received an information that a minor girl (name withheld) has been physically abused by two persons in a shikara inside Dal at Hazratbal.

On this information case FIR No. 65/19 U/s 376,109 RPC stands registered in the Police Station Nigeen and Police instantly swung into action and rescued the girl followed by subsequent arrest of the accused

Those arrested were identified by the official as Tawheed Ahmad Mir (Aide) S/o Showkat Ahmad Mir R/o Sadrabal and Ehsan-ul-haq (main accused) s/o Showkat Ahmad Yatoo R/o Sadrabal. “However, the third accused Bilal Ahmad Dar @Kila S/o Gh. Nabi Dar R/o Dargah taking advantage of the deep waters fled from the spot,” said the official.

A team from Police Nigeen was constituted by SP Hazratbal to nab the third accused and the night raids were conducted at various places and at about 10:30hrs, the third accused was also arrested.

The prompt action of police and the arrest of all the three accused in the heinous crime within 24hrs was appreciated by the general people. The resolve of Srinagar police to make city crime-free and safe for the women and girls shall continue by enforcing stringent available laws against these criminals.

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