Man arrested for raping minor, burying newborn in north Kashmir: Police

Central Jail Srinagar. [FPK File Photo/Vikar Syed]

Baramulla: In a shocking turn of events, a Kashmiri cleric was arrested for raping a minor and burying the newborn with the help of two others whom the cleric had asked for help to bury the Holy Quran. The cleric is in jail now and police says further arrests are expected.

Under the jurisdiction of Kunzer police station in Baramulla district of north Kashmir, Sub-divisional Police Officer Tangmarg Hilal Khaliq Bhat said that officials received information that a newborn was buried in the local graveyard whose whereabouts were not known to the locals and they suspected something suspicious.

Following the input, the the SDPO said police on August 29, registered the complaint under FIR number 115, 2022, and started the investigation.

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