Man attempts rape on minor daughter in Srinagar

Srinagar: A man attempted rape on his 9-year-old daughter in Qamarwari area in outskirts of Srinagar city Wednesday morning when his wife was outside house washing utensils. The accused is absconding.

A local news agency reported that the accused asked his daughter to buy cigarettes from market and broke over her when she returned to her father’s room. The victim girl said, “When I returned to my father’s room to hand over cigarettes to him, he immediately locked the door and pounced on me, while my mother was busy washing utensils outside home”.

The girl was later taken to a hospital for medical examination where doctors confirmed “attempt to rape”. However, they said that no medical report suggest rape.

Meanwhile, police registered a case under section 376 / 511 in Police station Safa Kadal in this regard. “We have started investigation in this regard and the accused will be arrested soon,” a police officer wishing anonymity said.

(Inputs: GNS)