Srinagar: The police on Friday used tear smoke shells to disperse protesters blocking the Srinagar-Baramulla highway against the alleged rape of a 3-year-old girl in Bandipora district.
The police used smoke shells to disperse protesters at the Srinagar-Baramulla highway in Pattan town.
The protesters were demanding exemplary punishment on fast-track basis to the accused who allegedly raped the minor in Sumbal area of Bandipora district.
The police said the accused, Tahir Ahmad Mir of Trehgam village in Sumbal area, has already been arrested.
“An FIR, number 81/2019, under sections 363/342/376 RPC has been registered in this connection at Sumbal Police Station,” said a police officer.