The mother of the schoolgirl from Handwara – whose alleged molestation by a security personnel had triggered protests across the Kashmir Valley, has said that her minor daughter was forced by the Jammu and Kashmir Police to give the false statement to deny molestation by a trooper.
“After school, she came out with other girls and went to the bathroom in the market at about 3:30 p.m. When she went inside the bathroom, an Army jawan followed her. When she saw the Army man, she screamed to attract attention of shopkeepers,” the girl’s mother was quoted as saying in a report published in a media channel stated.
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“She was taken to the police station. The Army man then fled the scene. Meanwhile, the crowd started pelting stones,” she claimed.
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More than 60 people, including 40 securitymen, have also been injured in clashes.
The mother of the girl has also claimed that her husband has been illegally detained by the police.
Due to protests, strict curfew is in place in Handwara, the picturesque north Kashmir township. Police and paramilitary forces are deployed in huge numbers.
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The Ministry of Home Affairs has assured full cooperation and support to the Government of J-K to ensure that there is no further loss of lives.