Two accused of raping deaf-and-dumb girl arrested

Bandipora: Police on Tuesday arrested two persons accused of raping a minor deaf-and-dumb girl in Lankreshipora village of North Kashmir’s Bandipora district.

The accused have been identified as Arif Ahmad Baba, son of Ab Rashid Baba and Adil Ahmad Reshi, son of Noor Muhammad Reshi – both residents of Lankreshipora.

The victim, according to police, had gone to a nearby willow nursery to collect firewood where the accused taking advantage of her being lonely raped her.

The girl, aged 13 years, according to her family is deaf and dumb.

Station House of Officer Bandipora, Syed Gazanfur said that they registered a case FIR No. 140/2106 after receiving a complaint on 4th October.

He said that medical examination of the victim has confirmed rape. “Both the accused have been arrested and booked under section 376,” he added. (CNS)

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