Youth arrested for ‘raping’ minor

Srinagar: Police have arrested a youth on charges of raping a minor girl in Bemina area of this summer capital city, reports said Monday.
29-year old Zaid Aslam Khan, a resident of Hamdania Colony, was arrested after the girl’s parents lodged a complaint with police alleging that he had raped the 9-year old after luring her to his house when she was on way to a madrassa( seminary)
“After receiving a complaint from the family of the victim, we arrested the accused and he is right now behind the bars,” , a local news agency quoted a police official as saying.
A case vide FIR number 39/2014 under section 376 has been registered. The police official said that the medical examination of the victim has confirmed rape.
Residents alleged that the area is becoming hub of immoral activities while scores of youth addicted to drugs and alcohol roam freely. They appealed to the police to start a drive against these drug addicts at the earliest.