Sumbal minor girl’s rape widely condemned

Sumbal minor girl’s rape widely condemned

NC demands exemplary punishment to accused

Srinagar: The National Conference on Sunday condemned the rape of a minor girl in Sumbal area of north Kashmir’s Bandipora and urged the governor administration to constitute a time bound investigation into this heinous act and bring the perpetrators to justice.
A three year old girl was allegedly raped by a local boy at village Malikpora, Trehgam area of Sumbal.
In a statement, party’s chief spokesperson Aga Syed Ruhullah Mehdi while condemning the incident said that the special SIT should be immediately constituted which could investigate this heinous crime.
“The result of the investigation should be made public and severe punishment should be served to the person behind the crime. The punishment should be such which should act as a deterrent for the future also. This incident involving the rape of a minor girl has sent shivers down the spines of every right thinking individual,” he said.
Ruhullah demanded on the need of having a strong legal frame work to deal with such fiends involved in such gruesome acts. “The sexual assaults on the women folk have seen an exponential increase in the past few decades. The incident in Sumbal has shaken the very conscious of every Kashmiri. I condemn the incident in unequivocal terms. The society irrespective of ideology, region, caste or religion should come out against such cases and other heinous crimes being perpetrated against our women folk,” he said.
He further added, “It is unarguably a monstrous crime that needs to be deplored by all in the strongest terms and it needs government’s urgent attention. Besides that the police ought to be trained and equipped to deal in such cases effectively without wasting any time. It is unarguably a time to be ashamed.”
The spokesperson also urged the governor administration to have the case tried by a fast track court. “Any effort to derail the momentum in the case will not be accepted and its therefore incumbent upon the police to not fall to any pressure tactic. The little girl deserves justice and no one should be allowed to stop delivering the justice and putting perpetrator behind bars,” he said.
There has been an outrage over horrific rape of a three-year-old girl in Trigam.
Massive protests were held in the area on Sunday with people demanding speedy trial of the case.