man was arrested for allegedly raping a girl in north Kashmir district of Kupwara, a police spokesperson said on Monday.
He said Police Post Zachaldara received a written complaint from one person stating that his sister (name withheld) was raped by one Parvaiz Ahmad Bajad. “The accused allegedly raped the girl two days back when she had went o collect firewood nearby a store,” he said.
He said the accused had threatened the girl not to disclose the incident to anyone.
He said a special team headed by Station House Officer (SHO) Handwara was constituted to nab the accused. “The Police team after utilizing all available means arrested the accused person within hours of receiving the complaint,” he said.
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“Community members are requested to cooperate with police in curbing social crimes in their neighbourhood. They can share information pertaining to social crimes with police. We reassure the community members that our efforts in curbing social crimes shall continue,” he added.
“Accordingly, a case vide FIR No. 164/2021 under relevant sections of law was registered in Police Station Handwara and investigation was initiated,” he said.