'Gang-rape, blackmailing of girl': Woman among 5 held

Five people, including a woman, were held by the police in Sumbal area in a case of the gang-rape and blackmailing of a girl, officials said on Tuesday.

A police official said that a girl (name withheld) was raped by a person few months ago in Nowgam area of Sumbal.

In their complaint, the family alleged that the accused blackmailed the girl and subsequently she was raped by more persons. The victim’s family has registered a complaint with Sumbal police a few days ago.