Three held for allegedly molesting school girl in Srinagar: Police


SRINAGAR — Police have arrested three persons including two juveniles for allegedly molesting a school girl at Shivpora area of central Kashmir’s Srinagar district.

In a statement issued to GNS, the police said that on the afternoon of May 18, a group of drug peddlers allegedly tried to molest a school girl (name withheld), a student of Kendriya Vidyalaya Shivpora, near Shivpora Bund, while she was on her way to home from school.

The police spokesman further stated that in her attempt to resist the attack from the perpetrators, she raised an alarm which caused the accused to flee from the spot.

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“Upon receiving the complaint from the family of the victim, Police Station RM Bagh lodged a case under FIR No. 46/2022 u/s 341, 509 IPC and an investigation was taken up,” he said.

After strenuous efforts by Police Station Ram Munshi Bagh under the supervision of DySP Sleet Shah (JKPS),
three suspects were arrested, who were later identified by the victim as well.

They have been identified as Juvenile-1 (17 years old, name withheld), resident of Batwara, Juvenile-2 (17 years old, name withheld), resident of Batwara and Farhan Shafi Khan alias KD (20 years old) son of Mohammad Shafi Khan, resident of Gandbal, Rajbagh (adult accused).

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“The trio was apprehended by Police Station Ram Bagh; the adult will be produced before the court for further police remand while juveniles have been taken to Observation Home, Harwan,” reads the statement.

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