Baramulla: Three persons were arrested after they allegedly abducted a youth on Sunday evening and shaved off his hair and beard in Lolab area of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district.
Police said that three persons abducted Ashiq Hussain Lone son of Mohammad Subhan Lone, resident of Divar Anderbugh village in Lolab Kupwara on Sunday evening and shaved off his beard and hair. They also made a video of the event and uploaded it on social media.
Officials said that soon after the incident police reached the home of victim and started investigation, during which the victim revealed the names of the three youths who had abducted him. He told police that the aggressors tied him with a tree in a nearby forest. Soon afterwards, police arrested the three accused.
The incident was reportedly triggered by the jealousy created after Ashiq started having a relationship with a girl related to the attackers. The accused trio later told the police that Ashiq had entered into the relationship despite being married himself. This was apparently the reason for them to take the harsh step.
Superintendent of Police Kupwara, Shamshar Hussain, however, confirmed that there was ‘some rivalry’ between the two families. He said police have registered an FIR (71/2017) under section 355 and 364 RPC and investigation was going on.