Bijbehara shuts over girl’s sexual harassment

ANANTNAG: Tension gripped Bijbehara township here Thursday after some people ransacked the house of a man who allegedly sexually harassed a girl and blackmailed her.
Reports said that a girl on Wednesday registered complaint with the police that one Javed Ahmad Waza was sexually harassing and blackmailing her. As soon as the news about the sexual harassment spread, many locals ransacked the house of the accused and torched the household belongings.
Police said that soon after receiving the complaint from the girl they immediately arrested the accused.
“The accused has been arrested and booked under relevant sections. Further investigations are on,” said a police officer.
Meanwhile, a complete shutdown was observed in the town with all the shops and other business establishments remaining closed over the incident.