10th class girl ‘kidnapped, raped’ in Poonch

A 10th class girl was allegedly kidnapped and raped in border district of Poonch in Jammu region on Monday.

Reports reaching news agency said that the girl (name withheld), a resident of Sagra, was allegedly kidnapped by Zaheer Ahmad (25) near Sagra, Mendhar when she was on the way to her school.

“The accused forcibly took her in his car bearing registration number JK12-9187 (Alto K10) to Uchhad and raped her in a newly constructed shop,” they said. The accused Zaheer Ahmad s/o Javeed Iqbal, a resident of Uchhad, Mendhar later dropped the victim near the school.

Soon after the girl reached in her classroom she started screaming and narrated the incident to her teachers who informed the parents of the girl immediately. After revealing the matter to her parents, they later approached concerned police station Mendhar and lodged a complaint against the accused.

SHO Mendhar, Abid Rafiqi while confirming the incident told news agency GNS they have filed a case under section 173/2017, u/s 376, 363 RPC against the accused person.

“The car used in the crime has been seized and a special team has been constituted to nab the accused who is still at large”, SHO said. (GNS)


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