Srinagar: A 13-year-old minor nomad girl has been allegedly raped in Kathua district of Jammu Kashmir.
Father of the victim while talking to The Kashmir Walla said that an elderly man kidnapped, and threatened to kill the girl and later raped her while she was in the forest grazing animals on June 15 in Boda area of Kathua district.
The Jammu Kashmir Police have registered a case in this regard at a local police station and the accused has been arrested, “The investigations in the case are going on and the accused has been arrested,” a police official said.
The family of the minor girl said that she had gone to the forest with the cattle when a 50-year-old man named Bapu grabbed her with an axe and raped her, after which the girl fainted.
As soon as the news of the incident spread in the village, the Panch and the local Sarpanch of the area asked the family to remain silent and that they would be compensated to which the family objected.
A video viral on social media shows a close relative of the minor girl accusing the 50-year-old man of harassing the minor for the past few months.
Pertinently this is the second incident of its kind in Kathua district in which a minor girl belonging to a nomad class has been raped.
In 2018, an 8-year-old girl was raped and murdered, the incident had generated widespread protests across the Kashmir valley.