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Alleged molestation of minor girl in Baramulla: All accused arrested, say police

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'Action initiated against those disclosing identity of the victim’

Srinagar: Baramulla police claimed to have arrested all the accused persons involved in the alleged molestation of a minor girl, a police statement said on Wednesday.

In a statement issued here, the police said that all the accused including minors who are allegedly involved in molesting a minor girl at Chakloo Baramulla have been arrested.

“A formal complaint in this regard was received in Police Station Baramulla stating therein that 12-year-old girl (name withheld) was allegedly molested in the area,” the statement reads.

Accordingly, a team from police station Baramulla rushed to the spot and arrested the accused including minors, it said.

“An FIR Number 31/2021 under relevant sections of law has been registered in police station Baramulla, in addition to a separate case into a scuffle breaking out of a neighborly dispute between the two families,” it said.

“The senior police officials also rebutted the allegations of delaying action and also added that strict action under law shall be taken against those who have disclosed her (victim) identity by uploading her video on social media,” the statement added.

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