Man arrested for raping minor sister-in-law
VICTIM’S FAMILY DEMANDS STERN PUNISHMENT FOR ACCUSED
Kupwara Jan 19: Police in Handwara have arrested a man on the charges of raping his minor sister-in-law.
The accused, father of four children, Muhammad Amin Sheikh son of Ghulam Muhammad Sheikh of Behnipora Rajwar was arrested after 15-year old girl gave birth to a male neonate in a Srinagar hospital on January 8, sources told Greater Kashmir.
They said the victim in her statement to police alleged that the accused (brother-in-law) drugged and raped her for about 40 days at his home. The accused had brought his sister-in-law to his home for performing household chores as his wife had delivered a male-baby in second week of April in 2012.
“For about six weeks, he drugged and raped the minor girl two to three times each night. The girl complained of pain in belly time and again, when she reached back home. She could not urinate in the fourth month of her pregnancy as we were totally unaware of what had happened to her,” brother of the victim stated in written complaint to police.
SP Handwara Chowdary Muhammad Aslam said: “We have arrested the accused. He confessed to have committed the crime, and an FIR under sections 376 has been registered against the accused.”
Family members of the victim took her to doctors at sub-district hospital Zachaldara, where doctors suggested an Ultra Sonography (USG). “We were shocked to know that the test showed minor girl had conceived for about four months. The doctors warned that any attempt to abort the unborn child would put the minor girl’s life at risk,” said her brother Feroz Ahmad.
On the advice of doctors, the girl was finally admitted to a Srinagar hospital, where she delivered a male baby after a caesarian. “We are in shock and my daughter is in extreme stress. Now most
people in our locality know about this beastly act of my son-in law. I appeal police to prepare a strong case against him so that he is sentenced for life or hanged. He has committed an inhuman act and deserves a stringent punishment,” said her father.
Lastupdate on : Sun, 20 Jan 2013 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Sun, 20 Jan 2013 18:30:00 GMT
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