Srinagar: Amidst the ongoing violence in Kashmir over the alleged rape of a three-year-old girl at Malikpora village in Sumbal area of Bandipora, another rape involving a teenage girl came to light in central Kashmir on Tuesday with the arrest of the accused.
The teen was raped on Sunday even after the violence created after the May 8 Sumbal rape continued unabated.
As per Khaleel Ahmed, SSP of Ganderbal, the 20 year old accused, Aasif Wani has been arrested after they got a complaint from the teen survivor's family on Sunday.
“The survivor has been medically examined. A special team has been constituted to fast-track the investigation of the case,” SSP added.
The father of the girl said, “My little girl went missing on May 8 evening when people were busy with breaking the day's fast. My wife told me that she had gone to the market with her uncle. By the time I came back from the mosque after namaz, my daughter had not arrived. When I asked the 'uncle', he told me that he had sent her home at 7.20pm. We then went to various places in search of her but failed.”
The mother of the girl added, “As a last-ditch attempt, I called her out aloud from outside my house and there was a feeble response from one of the bathrooms of the adjacent school. I ran towards the bathroom and found my daughter naked, with some blood stains on her clothes. On asking her, the girl named the accused boy for the act. Then we went to the police and got him arrested.”
However, as per the father of the accused, the girl used to visit their house often. “She is a loving girl and we used to offer her sweets etc. My son was very fond of her and treated her like his own kid,” he said.