Three-year-old girl raped by minor cousin in south Kashmir’s Khrew

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Srinagar: Days after the rape of a teenaged girl was reported from south Kashmir, another incident of rape of a three-year-old has emerged from the Pulwama district.

According to police, the toddler has been raped by her 10-year-old cousin. The father of the toddler had on Thursday approached police post in Khrew area to lodge a written complaint against the minor whose name is being withheld.

The toddler and the minor are both residents of Wuyan village, according to Station House Officer of Khrew police station Zahoor Wani. “The family said the act happened when they had left their house,” he said. “Doctors at the local health care facility confirmed that the penetration has happened.”

The police has arrested the accused minor and filed an FIR numbered 28/2020 under section 376 – punishment for rape – under the Indian Penal Code and sections 3(A) and 4 – punishment for penetrative sexual assault – of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses (POCSO) Act, “The accused has been sent to juvenile home in Srinagar,” Wani told The Kashmir Walla.

Recently, the alleged rape of a 14-year-old girl emerged from Anantnag’s Shangus area after she complained of illness but was found to be eight months pregnant. The teenager’s family has accused a 35-year-old relative, resident of Uttersoo village, who is now in police custody.

In 2019, a three-year-old girl was raped by her neighbour in north Kashmir’s Bandipora distinct leading to protests in the entire valley.

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