Srinagar: One of the two persons named by the school girl in the video circulated by army in the aftermath of Handwara killings has been arrested by police.
A police officer said they arrested Hilal Ahmed Bandey of Handwara town in Kupwara district a nocturnal raid last night. In the video, the girl while dismissing the molestation bid by a soldier said, “two local boys, one of whom was wearing a school uniform created a scene by snatching her bag and shouting at her.”
Five civilians including an elderly woman were killed by government forces in the district last week. The government has ordered magisterial inquiry while police and army have ordered two separate inquiries as well. The police has lodged four cases including a case against the youth who they said spread the false rumour about molestation bid by an army soldier in Handwara town square.