Woman among five held over alleged gang-rape, blackmailing of girl in Sumbal

 

Srinagar, Jun 11: A day after the court sent three rapists to life imprisonment; five youth were arrested by police in a new case of gang rape in north Kashmir. The heinous crime was detected by chance when a family found their daughter carrying an almost eight-month-old pregnancy.
Detailed revealed that a family detected a change in their daughter and she literally got into labour pain. As she was driven to the hospital; it was detected that she was pregnant. The subsequent investigations revealed a sensational crime.
Details collected from the civil and police administration suggested that a 22 -year-old girl had been allegedly gang-raped in Nowgam area of Sumbal. “They had recorded her on video and were blackmailing her later,” the reports said. One woman was also part of the conspiracy who had actually facilitated the crime and was part of the blackmail.
The report said that the girl was continuously blackmailed by the gang. It was during the course of the blackmail that she became pregnant.
On the basis of the revelations, the girl made, the police quickly swing into action and have arrested all the five. A formal police case has been registered. The girl has been sent to the hospital. The police station Sumabl have registered an FIR No 106 of 2019 under sections 376D, 342, 406 RPC. Persons arrested in the case, according to media reports include Ateeqa Begun wife of Ali Mohammad (Nowgam), Firdous Ahmad son of Ghulam Mohammad, Shabir Rather and Asgar Hussain, sons of Ali Mohammad. The arrests have taken place two days back. Investigations are in progress, an official added.