Srinagar: An underage girl was sexually assaulted by her neighbor in the Soura region of Srinagar.
A First Information Report (FIR 27/2022) was filed by his family and the accused was convicted under Section 376 AB of the Indian Penal Code, 7 POCSO on March 31, a senior official said. police in Kashmir Walla.
The accused was arrested the same evening by the local police. According to officials, the accused and the minor’s family are neighbors in the Vicharnag neighborhood of Soura. “The incident came to light after the girl complained at home that she had been touched inappropriately.”
The accused was identified as Amit Ambarkar, 35. The girl was medically examined to establish the facts in the case at the Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) in the locality. According to the medical report, rape was not established.
“The accused is a laboratory assistant in a public school in Srinagar,” the official told Kashmir Walla. “[However] the girl was assaulted in her locality and not at school.
In a statement, the police said: “Two days ago, a family filed a complaint of alleged assault against a minor girl, in which the Srinagar Police filed an FIR under the relevant sections of the IPC Act and POCSO.”
Earlier, local media claimed that the report brought charges of rape. However, it was clarified that “there was no complaint of rape by the family of the underage girl’s members, which was also corroborated by a medical examination“.
“Certain unscrupulous elements are attempting to give this incident a communal flavor by making reasoned statements with the intent of creating a communal divide,” police said in the statement. “The public is requested to disregard such rumours.”