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Police arrests main accused in Kulgam alleged gang-rape

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Srinagar:  The prime accused in an alleged gang rape case in Kulgam district was arrested within a day of committing the crime, Jammu and Kashmir police said adding that the search for the two accomplices was on.

“Police in Kulgam arrested the prime accused involved in kidnapping and rape of a girl within 24 hours,” a police spokesman adding that acting on a complaint that a girl has been sexually assaulted, police registered a case against the three accused and arrested the prime accused within 24 hours.

The other two accused persons, who are residents of Chachimullah and Gandwani areas of Kulgam, are absconding.

After fulfilling all medico-legal formalities, the girl was handed over to her family. Investigation into the matter is in progress, the spokesman said.

Earlier, School Education Department, on Monday, had suspended the three teachers following the alleged gang-rape of a 20-year-old girl. The Chief Education Officer (CEO) Kulgam, Muhammad Ashraf Rather has spoken with a local news agency KNO and said that the victim and the teachers- the alleged victimizers- were from the same village.

“The girl had filed a complaint in the local Police Station following which one teacher has been put behind the bars while two others were still absconding.

He further informed that the School Education Department, besides constituting an inquiry committee in this regard, had suspended all the three teachers after the villagers approached them with the written complaint in this regard. (With inputs from PTI )

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