Shame: Land broker held for raping ‘mentally challenged’ girl

Police on Friday said that it arrested a land broker hailing from Shalimar area of Srinagar. The man, identified as Yasir committed the heinous act after luring the girl near her home.

A police spokesman said that on Tuesday morning, a complaint was lodged by the family of a girl, who is in her early 20s in Harwan police station.

The complainant, girl’s brother alleged that he did not know exactly what had happened to his sister, but the things she said pointed out indicated that she was sexually assaulted.

On this information, police got a medical examination conducted on the girl and the report of which confirmed rape, police sources said.

They said that subsequently a case under section 366 and 376 Ranbir Penal Code was registered in police station Harwan.

To expedite the investigation process a special investigation team headed by SDPO Nehru Park, Owais Rashid was constituted.

After its hard efforts and through the technical inputs, the investigating team managed to zero in on the accused and arrested him in the outskirts of the city. He was identified  as Yasir, a land broker, in his early 40s, police said.

During the course of investigation the accused confessed that he lured the girl and he picked her up from Shalimar on Monday evening and took her to his apartment in the area where he sexually abused her and later dropped the girl near her residence.

The accused is on police remand, the spokesman added.        

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