Man arrested for rape attempt on minor in Kashmir

A man was today held for allegedly attempting to rape a minor girl after protests broke out demanding his arrest in south Kashmir`s Kulgam district.

Srinagar: A man was today held for allegedly attempting to rape a minor girl after protests broke out demanding his arrest in south Kashmir`s Kulgam district.
Tariq Ahmad Dar, a resident of Bugam village in Kulgam, was arrested this morning after locals complained that he had tried to molest a minor girl in his neighbourhood yesterday, Kulgam Superintendent of Police Mohammad Shafi Mir said.

The incident led to minor protests in the village with locals demanding Dar`s arrest.

"Locals complained about the incident to the police yesterday. A police team was deputed to the hospital where the girl had been admitted for medical check-up.

"Based on her complaint, the team raided the house of Dar, who by then had fled from the spot," Mir said.
Police detained Dar`s brother for questioning, but later set him free, he said.

"This morning we arrested Dar and are now waiting for the medical report," Mir said.

PTI

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