Police arrest man for 'sexual assault' on minor girl in south Kashmir's Kulgam

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Jammu and Kashmir Police on Thursday arrested a person allegedly involved in wrongful confinement and sexual assault on a minor girl in southern Kulgam district.

After receiving a written complaint about a minor girl being sexually assaulted, a case FIR No. 03/2021 under relevant sections of law was registered at Police station Devsar, said a police spokesman.

During an investigation, police acted swiftly and arrested the accused, who has been identified as Abdul Rehman Laway son of Abdul Aziz Laway, a resident of Malwan, he said.

The accused, he added, has been shifted to police station Devsar and is in custody.

After fulfilling all medico-legal formalities, the victim was handed over to her legal heirs.