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Man arrested for allegedly raping minor in Kulgam

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Srinagar: Police on Wednesday arrested a man for allegedly raping a minor girl in a village in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district.

As per a police statement, the alleged sexual assault took place on May 12, as per the complaint filed by the victim’s father at Police Station Devsar.

In the written complaint, the man alleged that the accused Mudasir Ahmad Lone, son of Mushtaq Ahmad Lone, a resident of Dardgund, raped his minor daughter while she was on way towards the orchards “and thereafter threatened her not to disclose the incident to anyone”.

Accordingly, case under relevant sections of law was registered in Police Station Devsar and investigation initiated, police said.

During the course of investigation, a police team arrested the accused within one hour of the complaint.

He has been shifted to the police station where he remains in custody, police said adding further investigation into the matter is in progress.

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