Police arrests accused person involved in sexual assault in Kulgam


Srinagar: Police in Kulgam on Thursday claimed to have arrested an accused person within one hour involved in wrongful confinement and sexual assault of a minor girl.

Police spokesman in a statement issued to the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), Police Station Devsar received a written complaint from one person stating therein that a minor girl was confined wrongfully and assaulted sexually by one person namely Abdul Rehman Laway son of Abdul Aziz Laway resident of Malwan, when she was alone at her home.

Accordingly, police said that a case under FIR number 03/2021 under relevant sections of law was registered in Police Station Devsar and investigation was initiated.

“During the course of investigation, a special team headed by SHO Devsar under the supervision of DySP Kulgam Aashaq Hussain acted swiftly on specific information and arrested the accused person within one hour after the complaint was filed. He has been shifted to PS Devsar where he remains in custody,” police said.

“After fulfilling all medico-legal formalities, the minor girl was handed over to her legal heirs. Investigation into the matter is in progress,” police said—(KNO)