Kishtwar tense after minor’s rape

Kishtwar tense after minor’s rape

Naseer Khora
Doda: A minor girl was abducted and allegedly raped by two persons in the neighbouring Kishtwar district of the Chenab Valley, triggering protests in the area.
The 12-year-old victim, a Gujjar girl, from Daloti, Drabshalla, was abducted on Monday evening by two people near the Eidgah, where she had gone to dispose of the waste material, reports said Tuesday.
The victim, a 5th standard student, was taken to a desolate place by her abductors and raped repeatedly. When the girl didn’t return home till late evening, her family started searching for her.
“The family found the girl in an unconscious condition after hours of search. They approached police after the girl narrated the ordeal to them,” reports said.
When the news of the alleged rape spread on Tuesday morning, scores of people assembled on the Kishtwar-Jammu highway and staged massive protests. The protesters were demanding arrest of the accused. Fearing that situation may go out of hands in the communally sensitive district, the administration deployed police in many areas.
Mounting public pressured prompted the police to arrest the two alleged rapists who were identified as Suhdharshan Kumar, son of Karam Chand, and Nitin Kumar, son of Saroop Chand. Both of them belong to Joshan Drabshalla village.
Unconfirmed reports said the duo were members of the notorious Village Defence Committee (VDC).
Meanwhile, police has registered a case (FIR No. 97/2014) under Sections 341,363 376 RPC. The enquiry into this case is being conducted by Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), Kishtwar, Nazir Ahmad.