Srinagar, July 06: Jammu and Kashmir Police arrested a middle-aged man for the rape of a minor girl in Srinagar on Thursday.
Srinagar Police, in a tweet, said that Mohd Iqbal Sheikh (46 years) son of Ghulam Qadir Sheikh, a resident of Kanthpora, Sogam Kupwara presently staying in Pamposh Colony, Srinagar was arrested for raping a minor 15 year old girl. "The accused is relative of child. FIR no 92/2023 U/S 352,376,506 IPC & 3/4 POCSO act in PS Safakadal, " it said.
On Wednesday, the police had arrested Zaid Feroz of old Barzulla, Srinagar aged 22 years for raping a 12 year old child (name withheld). The accused was close relative of victim girl child and FIR no 56/2023 under sections 5, 6 of POCSO act was registered in Sadar PS.