Youth arrested for assaulting school girl, attempting molestation

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Budgam: Police today arrested a youth after he thrashed and tried to molest a girl student inside her school in Pakherpora area of this central Kashmir district.

Nazim Ahmad Dar, son of Manzoor Ahmad Dar of Pakherpora, Charar-i-Sharief was arrested by police shortly after he barged into government higher secondary school Pakherpora here and thrashed a girl student after she resisted molestation bid, witnesses told Kashmir Reader.

The girl student, whose identity has been withheld, fainted due to the shock. She was taken to hospital in an unconscious state.

“Around 8:45 am today, the youth caught hold of the girl and thrashed her. The youth also tore her clothes to molest her,” a senior teacher told Kashmir Reader on the condition of anonymity.

“It was after the other students intervened, the youth fled from the spot. The girl fell unconscious and was shifted to Srinagar’s SMHS hospital,” he added.

The teacher said that the accused was a habitual offender and was arrested last week for beating up a school teacher.

“But what’s surprising is that instead of lockup, this boy is wandering in the market freely. We fail to understand why cops aren’t acting against him,” he added.

In-charge SHO, Pakherpora, Imtiyaz Ahmad told Kashmir Reader that the boy has not attempted molestation but thrashed the girl inside the school premises.

“We have filed a case under Fir No 56/2018 under sections 341, 323, 354-B of RPC and arrested the accused,” Ahmad added.

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