Middle-aged man arrested for raping 15-year-old relative in Srinagar

SRINAGAR — A middle-aged man has been arrested for raping a minor girl in central Kashmir’s Srinagar district, said police on Thursday afternoon.

As per the news agency CNS, they said that the arrested person, identified as Mohammad Iqbal Sheikh – who is a resident of Kupwara, but currently staying in Srinagar – raped a 15-year-old girl, who is a relative of the accused.

Following the incident, police registered a case under the relevant sections of the POCSO Act and arrested the accused person.

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“Mohammad Iqbal Sheikh (aged 46 years) son of Ghulam Qadir Sheikh, resident of Kanthpora, Sogam Kupwara presently staying in Pamposh Colony, Srinagar arrested for raping a minor 15-year-old girl. The accused is a relative of the child. An FIR number 92/2023 U/S 352, 376, 506 IPC & 3/4 POCSO Act has been registered in Police Station Safakadal,” a spokesperson of Srinagar Police said.

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