Pir held for raping minor
Islamabad (Anantnag), Jan 17: Police on Thursday arrested a 52-year old self styled Pir at Mattan here in south Kashmir district for allegedly raping a minor girl.
A police official said that a girl, according to doctors, is 8 months pregnant and is expected to deliver the baby in February, after which a DNA analysis will be conducted to ascertain the facts.
Self styled Pir Muhammad Yousuf Bhat, of Utteresoo, Shangus, presently residing at Tulla Haar village of Aishmuqam has married thrice and has eight children with some grand-children too.
He used to frequently visit victim’s house on pretext of providing the household benefits of his spiritual powers.
“He visited many household in the area and had a large number of followers including the victim’s parents,” a police official said.
He said that some 9 months back the accused visited the victim’s house and finding her alone there he allegedly raped her.
“The girl, aged 13 complained to her mother about the incident; however her parents were not ready to accept the fact given their faith in the Pir and his spiritual powers,” police official said.
After the girl complained of some abnormalities her family took her to the same Pir again, “The self styled Pir assured the parents that everything is alright and threatened the girl of dire consequences if she disclosed the incident to anyone,” a police official added.
Things, however, got clearer when the girl complained about the abnormal size of her belly and was taken to a doctor, where an Ultrasound revealed that she was 8 months pregnant.
Following the confirmation by the doctors the victim’s family lodged a complaint in Mattan police station against the accused.
“An FIR No. 02/2013, under section 376 of the RPC was lodged by the police and the accused was arrested from a house in Mohripora village of Achabal area,” a police official revealed.
Lastupdate on : Thu, 17 Jan 2013 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Thu, 17 Jan 2013 18:30:00 GMT
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