Haberler      English      العربية      Pусский         Kurdî      Türkçe Delivering News and Insights Around the World Keltis
  En.Haberler.Com - Latest News
SEARCH IN NEWS:
  HOME PAGE 14/10/2019 12:38 
14.05.2019 19:35 News >> Protests İntensify İn Kashmir Over Rape Of Toddler

Protests İntensify İn Kashmir Over Rape Of Toddler

Neighbor suspect in custody as protesters demand execution.

Demonstrations continued for a third straight day Tuesday concerning the rape of a 3-year-old girl in north Kashmir's Sumbal area.

Most schools, colleges and universities were closed Tuesday to avoid a further escalation of protests.

Sporadic protests began soon after the toddler was allegedly raped by a neighbor May 8 in Sumbal area in the Bandipora district but each day demonstrations have gotten bigger.

The rape is reminiscent of that of an 8-year-old girl in Kathua last year which led to massive protests in that region of Kashmir.

Police have already arrested the suspect and residents have taken to the streets to demand his hanging.

The family of the victim told the media Monday the suspect lured her to a nearby school on the evening of May 8. She was found afterward lying on the bathroom floor. They also said the girl identified the rapist.

"We went straight to the police. The boy's family said if he has done this, we will kill him, but we said we will hand this over to the police and let the law take its course," the girl's aunt said. "She told the police his name. She used his nickname. They have her recording."

Deputy Inspector General of Police, North Kashmir Range, Suleman Choudhary, told reporters police had arrested the suspect the same evening.

"The matter is under investigation. We are collecting evidence and the accused, Tahir Ahmad Mir, is an adult and worked as a mason," he said.

Police have also formed a special team headed by a senior police official to investigate the case.

Condemnations poured in from various groups, including top resistance leader Syed Ali Geelani, who said it is a "black stain on our social fabric," while resistance leader and top cleric, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, urged residents to maintain unity and vigil "especially in view of mischievous forces waiting to create a sectarian divide out of this most reprehensible crime." -



        Latest News
Turkish Drones Hit YPG/PKK With Pinpoint Accuracy 17 minutes ago...
Armed drones destroy YPG/PKK terrorist targets who plan to kill civilians in southern Turkey, according to official footage.
Catalan Separatist Leaders Receive 9-13 Years In Prison 32 minutes ago...
More severe charges of rebellion up to 25 years prison sentence dropped.
Erdogan Blasts Global Smear Campaign On Turkey's Op -13 minutes ago...
Foreign media always using same tactic of misinformation, says Turkish president.
Turkish Party Leader Returns To Office After Treatment -13 minutes ago...
Nationalist Movement Party leader Bahceli took 21 day break after his treatment at hospital on Sept 23.
Turkey 'Determined' To Carry On Operation Peace Spring 2 minutes ago...
Turkish presidential advisor says arming terrorist group to fight another is 'ill conceived' policy.

 
      Top News
Turkish Party Leader Returns To Office After Treatment Turkish Party Leader Returns To Office After Treatment
Turkey's Borsa Istanbul Down At Open Turkey's Borsa Istanbul Down At Open
Tanzania's Hunters, Gatherers Strive To Protect Wildlife Tanzania's Hunters, Gatherers Strive To Protect Wildlife
Trump Says He Hopes YPG/PKK Abandon Fighting Turkey Trump Says He Hopes YPG/PKK Abandon Fighting Turkey
Trump Says He Hopes YPG/PKK Abandon Fighting Turkey Trump Says He Hopes YPG/PKK Abandon Fighting Turkey
Venezuela Denies Entry To Guatemala's President-Elect Venezuela Denies Entry To Guatemala's President-Elect
Arab Foreign Ministers Meet In Cairo Over Syria Arab Foreign Ministers Meet In Cairo Over Syria
Turkey Condemns Arab League Chief's Remarks Turkey Condemns Arab League Chief's Remarks
YPG/PKK Committed War Crimes In Syria: Turkish Official YPG/PKK Committed War Crimes In Syria: Turkish Official
Turkey: Syria's Ras Al-Ayn Taken Control Of Turkey: Syria's Ras Al-Ayn Taken Control Of