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Youth held for raping teen in Ganderbal

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Srinagar, May 14: While protests continue in length and breadth of Kashmir Valley over rape of a teenager in Sumbal, a youth has been arrested for allegedly raping a teenager in central Kashmir's Ganderbal district, police said on Tuesday.

A complaint was received on Sunday evening about the incident at Harran village of Ganderbal area in central Kashmir, a police officer said.

The accused, Muhammad Aasif Wani, 20, has been arrested and he belongs to the same area. A case was registered under Sections 451 and 376 of the Ranbir Penal Code and Section 4 of the POSCO Act, the officer said.

A medication examination of the girl has been conducted and a special team constituted to investigate the case, the official said, adding a special team has been constituted to fast-track the investigation of the case in a professional manner.

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