Srinagar: Valley erupts against rape of 3 year old in Bandipora

Srinagar: Protests were held across the Kashmir valley on Monday against the alleged rape of a three-year-old girl in Sumbal area of north Kashmir’s Bandipora district last week.

At several places, the police used tear gas to disperse the protesters who had blocked the traffic movement to demand speedy trial of the case.

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On the evening of 8 May, a 3-year-old girl was raped allegedly by his neighbour after luring her to a nearby school. “The accused had raped her in the washroom of the school located at a walking distance from their respective houses,” locals said.

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Angered by the horrific incident, the protesters assembled on the Srinagar-Muzaffarabad highway at Hygam and blocked the traffic movement for several hours.

The protesters while demanding stern action against the accused, also sought immediate action against the school principal who had allegedly issued a certificate declaring the accused as a minor.

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