Police in Srinagar has arrested three persons for physicallyabusing a minor girl on a shikara (boat) inside Dal Lake, an official saidtoday.
On 18 July, police station Nigeen received an informationthat a minor girl (name withheld) has been physically abused by two persons ina shikara inside Dal at Hazratbal, he said.
"On this information case FIR No. 65/19 U/s 376,109 RPCstands registered in the Police Station Nigeen and the police instantly swunginto action and rescued the girl followed by subsequent arrest of the accused,"added the official.
Those arrested were identified by the official as TawheedAhmad Mir (Aide) S/o Showkat Ahmad Mir R/o Sadrabal and Ehsan-ul-haq (mainaccused) s/o Showkat Ahmad Yatoo R/o Sadrabal. "However, the third accusedBilal Ahmad Dar @Kila S/o Gh. Nabi Dar R/o Dargah taking advantage of the deepwaters fled from the spot," said the official.
He said a police team was constituted by SP Hazratbal to nabthe third accused and that the night raids were conducted at various places. "…and at about 10:30hrs, the third accused was also arrested," he said.