J&K Police forms SIT to probe minor’s rape in Sumbal, mortified Mehbooba Mufti expresses shock

An SIT comprising sub-divisional police officer Sumbal, station house officer Sumbal, and senior prosecuting officer has been constituted to investigate the entire case, senior superintendent of police (SSP) Bandipora, Rahul Malik said.

The Jammu and Kashmir Police on Saturday constituted a special investigation team (SIT) to probe the alleged rape of a minor girl in Bandipora district of the state, it said.

An SIT comprising sub-divisional police officer Sumbal, station house officer Sumbal, and senior prosecuting officer has been constituted to investigate the entire case, senior superintendent of police (SSP) Bandipora, Rahul Malik said.

The police have already arrested a person identified as Tahir Ahmad Mir, accused of raping the three-year-old girl in Sumbal area of north Kashmir’s Bandipora district.

The SSP said the age confirmation of the accused will be determined on the basis of scientific medical test to be conducted by a team of senior doctors. PTI SSB

Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti expressed shock on the reports of rape of the minor girl. “Mortified to hear about the rape of a 3 yr old girl in Sumbal. What kind of a sick pervert would do this?Society often blames women for inviting unwanted attention but what was this child’s fault?Times like these, Shariah law seems apt so that such paedophiles are stoned to death,” she said on Twitter.

Source: India Today

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