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Handwara molestation of minor girl: One held, hunt on for the other

Tue, Apr 19, 2016, 02:17 PM
One of the two boys accused in the Handwara molestation case, Hilal Ahmed Bandey, was arrested in connection with the violence there on Monday night.

The police are on the look-out for the other accused who is at large. Once the second accused invovled in the molestation of a minor girl is also arrested, the police said they would solve the case.

The minor girl stood by her charge that it was the two boys in the neighbourhood who had molested her as she stepped out of a public toilet in Handwara and not the army jawans, as alleged by the local people.

The incident disrupted the normal life in North Kashmir for over a week, with the local people alleging it was an army jawan who was behind the molestation.

The whole thing was apparently stage managed, going by the lcoal accounts. It is stated that the local people did not want the army post in the locality because that was opposed by the separatists.

So they apparently used the boys to drag the girl as she stepped out of the toilet. One dragged her and the other snatched her bag.

Even as the molestation was going on, the local people gathered there and passed on the bluff that it was an army jawan who did the molesting of the minor girl. Beguiling themselves into believing that the army jawan was the molestor, they wanted the army post in Handwara to be removed.

They indulged in violence and the rumour mills fuelled the fire in the entire valley. It was the steadfastness of the girl that saved the situation for the security agencies, when she reiterated that it was the local boys who indulged in molestation before a magistrate, as dircted by the Jammu and Kashmir High Court.

The girl's boldness before the magistrate in telling the truth called the bluff of the lcoal people, as also that of the separatists, who were shamed by the minor girl.

Now the police are on the hunt for the other boy involved in the molestation. The police said that one of the boys had been harassing her to love him that caused harassment not only to her but also the entire North Kashmir.
Agency: Ap7am Desk

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