Minor alleges rape by friend’s father in Tangmarg
BUDGAM: A 34-year-old-man has been arrested by police for allegedly raping a minor girl in Harde-Aboora area of Tangmarg.
The girl’s parents lodged a complaint with the police on Saturday morning at police station Magam.
The victim’s father told Kashmir Reader that on Saturday her seven-year-old daughter had gone to a friend’s home, to play with her friend as usual, where the friend’s father sexually assaulted her.
“After returning home she told us about this barbaric incident,” he said. “We were shocked and went straight to police station,” he said.
“She said that ‘I was playing at the second storey of house in a room and when my friend’s father came. He took me to his bed room, where he raped me’,” he said, adding that her daughter told him that the assailant also threatened him against revealing the incident to her parents.
He demanded that the “rapist” must be hanged as per protection of children from sexual offence (POCSO) act.
“We are in a complete trauma since the incident,” he said.
Police officials said that the father of the minor lodged a complaint at Magam police station on Saturday morning.
“Acting promptly, the police arrested the culprit from his residence at Aboora,” he said.
A case has been registered under protection of children from sexual offence (PCSO) act, (2012) and investigations taken up.