SRINAGAR: A girl was sexually assaulted after being kidnapped in the Akhal area of Devsar in Kulgam on October 31, local news gatherer PNT said.
An official said that the girl (name withheld), who is a resident of the Pooniwah area had gone to attend a wedding when she was abducted by a group of youth and allegedly assaulted.
The youth after assaulting the girl sexually tried to kill her, as per residents. She was later recovered by a group of residents from the site and rushed to a local hospital in an unconscious condition.
The doctors referred her to a Srinagar hospital in a critical condition.
Two youth were arrested in this connection, a police official said, adding they are investigating the case.
An FIR 116/2020 U/S 341, 366, 376/511, 354, 323 IPC stands has been registered at the Police Station Devsar.
The residents staged a protest in the area blocking traffic and demanding speedy justice, the news agency said.