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5 held over alleged gang-rape, blackmail of girl in Sumbal

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Srinagar, Jun 11: Five people, including a woman, were held by the police in Sumbal area of north Kashmir’s Bandipora district over the alleged gangrape and blackmail of a girl, officials said on Tuesday.

A police official said that a girl (name withheld) was raped by a person few months ago in Nowgam area of Sumbal.

In their complaint, the family alleged that the accused blackmailed the girl and subsequently she was raped by more persons.

The official said the victim’s family registered a complaint with Sumbal police few days ago.

He said a case vide FIR no 109/2019 under section 376D, 342, 506, 366, 420, 109/RPC was registered by the police.

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