Anantnag: Some girl students who were part of Wednesday’s protests to demand justice for the Kathua rape and murder victim in Anantnag alleged that a senior police officer and his guards hurled obscene abuses at them near the bus stand in the main town.
The video of a girl student who was making such accusations against policemen also went viral on social media.
The students said they were peacefully protesting to demand justice for the minor girl who was raped and murdered in Kathua district when police used force to disrupt their protests.
The girl speaking in the video said that a police officer at a nearby police post hurled obscene and vulgar abuses at her, apart from hurting her physically by throwing stones and firing a tear smoke shell towards her.
“I was walking when they threw stones at me and fired a tear smoke shell in my direction,” the girl says in the video. “When I confronted him, he asked me to sleep with him.”
The girl said that the police were “provoking” the students to pelt stones.
“I also picked up a stone and hurled it at them,” the girl said.
Other girls that Kashmir Reader talked to also complained that the said police officer used abusive language against them.
“We cannot even speak the abuses and the obscene language they used to address us,” a girl student, accompanying another to the hospital, said.
The said police officer also allegedly misbehaved with some photojournalists at the general bus stand area of the town and repeatedly tried to stop them from performing their professional duties.
Kashmir Reader tried to get the police version of the incidents but both Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Amit Kumar and SSP Anantnag Altaf Khan did not attend calls made by this reporter.