Man held for sexually assaulting minor girl

Excelsior Correspondent

Srinagar, July 30: Police in Kulgam today said to have arrested an accused person involved in kidnapping and sexually assaulting a minor girl within one hour after a complaint was received.
“Police Station Kulgam received a written complaint from an individual alleging therein that her daughter was kidnapped and assaulted sexually by two persons namely Shahrukh Safdar Khan son of Safdar Ahmad Khan and Ishfaq Ahmad Khan son of Fayaz Ahmad Khan both the residents of Chattabal Kulgam,” police said.
Accordingly, a case vide FIR No. 183/2021 under relevant sections of law was registered in Police Station Kulgam and investigation was initiated.
During the investigation, a Police team headed by SHO PS Kulgam under the supervision of DySP Hqrs Kulgam was constituted to arrest the accused persons involved in the commission of the crime.
“The Police team after strenuous efforts and utilizing all available means arrested one accused namely Shahrukh Safdar Khan within one hour after the complaint received by Police,” police said.
He has been shifted to the police station where he remains in custody. Moreover, efforts are on to effect the arrest of another accused involved in the commission of the crime.
As a part of the investigation, necessary medico-legal formalities were carried out and the girl was handed over to her legal heirs. “Further investigation into the matter is in progress,” police said.