Sumbal rape: GDC Kangan students hold protests

Sumbal rape: GDC Kangan students hold protests

Kangan: The students of Degree College Kangan on Tuesday staged A peaceful protest demonstrations in Kangan demanding justice and capital punishment for the alleged accused in the rape of a 3-year-old girl in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district.

Reports said dozens of students including females boycotted their classes and marched from the college campus Margund to the main Market Kangan and staged a sit in Main Chowk Kangan.

The students were demanding strict action against the accused in the case.

“We want an exemplary punishment to the culprit so that no one in future dares to commit such a heinous crime,” said Irshid Ahmad Raina one of the protesting students.

The students alleged that the authorities are trying to shield the accused by projecting him as a minor.  “If he’s old enough to commit such a vile act then he is old enough to be hanged for this vicious crime. His punishment should become a deterrent for anyone who even thinks about committing such crimes in the future,” said Masrat Tabasum another protesting student.

The students later dispersed peacefully.