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Updated January 8th, 2024 at 14:33 IST

Sexual harassment of minor during biometric test rattles Jammu and Kashmir

The minor's father accused the shop dealer of taking advantage and sexually assaulting his daughter during the visit for fingerprint formalities.

Arawat Mehraj
Despite attempts to evade capture, the accused was apprehended by vigilant police teams.
Despite attempts to evade capture, the accused was apprehended by vigilant police teams. | Image:Republic
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Bandipora: North Kashmir's Sumbal area was rattled by a distressing incident as a minor girl faced alleged sexual harassment during her visit for biometric formalities at a shop dealer's residence on Friday. Following the disturbing incident, the police sprung into action and nabbed the accused.

The concerned father reported the appalling ordeal to the Nowgam police post, accusing the shop dealer of taking advantage and sexually assaulting his daughter during the visit for fingerprint formalities.

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“Jammu and Kashmir police acted promptly, leading to the arrest of the accused individual. Despite attempts to evade capture, the accused was apprehended by our vigilant police teams,” a senior police officer told Republic.

An FIR under the POSCO Act has been registered at the Sumbal Police Station. Further investigations are underway.

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This harrowing incident has sparked widespread concern and underlines the urgent need for ensuring the safety and security of minors. 
 

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Published January 8th, 2024 at 00:20 IST

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