Man held for raping mentally challenged girl in Srinagar: Police

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir Police has arrested a man from the outskirts of Srinagar for allegedly raping a mentally challenged girl.
A complaint was lodged by the family of the girl on Tuesday who is in her early 20s.

“In the complaint, the girl’s brother alleged that he did not know exactly what had happened with her, but the things she said pointed out that she was sexually assaulted,” said a police statement.

On this information, the medical examination of the girl was carried out and report confirmed rape. Subsequently a case under section 366 and 376 Ranbir Penal Code was registered in police station Harwan.

To expedite the investigation process a special investigation team was also constituted.

“After its hard efforts, the investigating team managed to zero in on the accused and arrested him in the outskirts of the city. He was identified as Yasir, a land broker, in his early 40s, “Police said in the statement.

The police added in the statement that during the course of investigation, the accused confessed that he lured the girl and he picked her up from Shalimar on Monday evening and took her to his apartment in the area where he sexually abused her and later dropped the girl near her residence.

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