Girl allegedly raped by three teachers in Kulgam

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KULGAM — A young girl in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district has alleged that she was raped by three government teachers.

Sources said that a young girl (name withheld) daughter of Muhammad Ayoub of Chachmulla Damhal Hanjipora Kulgam approached police station with a written complaint in which she alleged that three government teachers yesterday evening took her to orchards and raped her.

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The girl has identified the accused teachers as Hilal Ahmad Dar son Abdul Rashid of the same Chachmulla village, Nazir Ahmad Shah son of Mohiuddin Shah of Gandwani village, and Amir Farooq Wani of same Gandwani village.

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Sources said that all the accused are posted at Government Middle School Gandwani of Damhal Hanjipora.

Shortly after receiving the complaint, police registered an FIR vide number 109/2020 under Section 366, 376 and arrested one of the accused.

A police official said that one of the accused Hilal Dar has been arrested while efforts are on to nab the remaining two.

Meanwhile, locals at Chachmulla Damhal Hanjipora village staged a protest, demanding stringent punishment to the culprits. They demanded arrest of those two accused who are still at large.

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Acting swiftly, authorities have suspended the three teachers after the girl accused them of sexual assault.

An order issued by Zonal Education Officer, Damhal Hanji Pora Kulgam read that on the basis of written complaint submitted by inhabitants of village Chachmulla regarding sexual harassment of a local girl, the three teachers identified as Hilal Ahmed Dar son Abdul Rashid of Chachmulla village, Nazir Ahmed Shah son of Mohiuddin Shah of Gandwani village, and Amir Farooq Wani of same Gandwani village are being placed under suspension with immediate effect, pending inquiry.

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