In what can be termed as utterly shameful, police on Saturday claimed to have arrested three youth for allegedly raping two minor girls in South Kashmir’s Kulgam district, a police spokesman said.
He said that police received a complaint from a minor girl (name withheld) in presence of Auqaf members of Kulgam, stating that she alongwith her friend while on way to their residence was stopped by some unknown persons at Kulgam late in the evening hours.
“The trio brought the two minors to some unknown building and raped them,” police said.
On receipt of this information, a case FIR number 108/2017 under section 363, 376 RPC was registered in Police Station Kulgam and investigation was set into motion. A special team was constituted under the supervision of DySP Hqrs Kulgam and SHO Kulgam to nab the culprits, the spokesman added.
He said that during the course of investigation three culprits identified as Mujeeb-u-Rehman Sofi @Faheem son of Abdul Rehman Sofi resident of Kulgam, Ashiq Ahmad Shah son of Mohammad Akbar resident of Sheikh Mohalla Kulgam and Towseef Ahmad Zargar son of Abid Hussain resident of Kulgam were arrested.
Medico legal formalities were conducted and the statements have been recorded. More arrests are expected in coming days and every possible effort is being made to ensure that strict punishment is awarded to them under law, the spokesman added.