By Nusrat Sidiq
SRINAGAR: A court in Srinagar convicted one Mohammad Yasin Beig son of Abdul Rashid Beig of Hardomadam Tangmarg for attempting to rape a toddler under section 511 RPC here Wednesday.
The quantum of sentence to the convict would be decided at a later date next week.
Additional sessions judge, Sham Lal said that while the prosecution has failed to prove that the accused has committed rape, it has succeeded in proving with clear and convincing evidence that the accused has attempted to commit rape with the 3-year-old victim.
As per the case details, Jahangir Ahmed Bali, a labourer hailing from Nowgam Banihal in Ramban district, staying then at Alochi Bagh Srinagar along with his family, filed a complaint with police station Batamaloo on 24 December 2012 that the accused had committed rape on his daughter after taking her from the family’s rented room to his room on the pretext of giving sweets to her.
According to the police investigation, the accused was trying to commit rape but when the child cried her mother came down and saw her daughter weeping helplessly. On seeing this she was terrified and she called her husband on phone.
According to the testimony of girl’s mother, when she rushed downstairs after hearing the cries of her child at about 3pm, she found her daughter weeping helplessly, her clothes taken off, while the accused had also opened his trousers.
After the FIR was registered, the victim was taken to JVC hospital where doctors found the hymen red and he child was not allowing anyone to touch.
In all eight witnesses were examined in the case.