Father convicted for sexually assaulting minor daughter in Srinagar

SRINAGAR — A Srinagar court on Saturday convicted a father for sexually assaulting her minor daughter in the year 2021.

After hearing Additional Public Prosecutor Muhammad Maqbool Shah and defence counsel, the Fast Track Court for POSCO, Srinagar, presided over by Aarti Mohan said that the prosecution has established the guilt of the accused beyond a reasonable doubt.

“The prosecution has also succeeded in establishing the offence of sexual harassment also against the accused person,” the court said.

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“The accused is accordingly convicted and the file shall come up for arguments on the quantum of punishment on December 11, 2023. The accused, who is currently on bail, be forthwith arrested and sent to Central Jail Srinagar,” reads a judgement, a copy of which lies with the Srinagar-based news agency KDC.

As per the prosecution, the convict was ‘forcing’ her minor daughter into intercourse, using vulgar language, touching private parts and threatening her against disclosing the same to anyone.

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The victim had filed the case in Police Station Nowgam in 2021 and after completion of the investigation, a chargesheet under FIR number 95/2021 was presented before the court on August 25, 2021.

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