Chargesheet against Bandipora child rape accused soon: Police

Police on Wednesday said they were going to file a chrgesheet in a court soon against the accused in the alleged rape of a 3-year-old child in Bandipora district.

The incident on May 8 involving the neighbour of the child earlier this month sparked outrage across Kashmir valley and led to protests and clashes with police in which one person later died.

“Incident involving assault on 3-year-old child in Sumbal is very much true and based on facts and evidence. Bandipora police is going to file the chargesheet in the court against the arrested accused soon,” a police spokesman said.

Police also appealed the people not to pay any heed to rumors following unverified reports suggesting sexual assault on the child may not have happened at all.

“People are requested not to believe in rumors. Strict action will be taken against people spreading false and misleading information,” the spokesman said.

Police have constituted a special investigation team comprising SDPO Sumbal, SHO Sumbal and Sr. PO to investigate the case.

A senior police officer of Bandipora district said that the case investigation was in the final stage and the chargesheet against the accused will be filed within days.