Police on Wednesday arrested a 57-year-old man from Shopian for allegedly raping a deaf and dumb girl over the course of several months.
The case was registered after the family of the girl approached police, accusing the 57-year-old man identified as Abdul Gani Tantray (57) of Poterwal village of raping the deaf and dumb and leaving her pregnant.
The family had approached Police Station Keegan with a written complaint in this regard following which police registered a case (FIR No. 48) under relevant sections of IPC besides 3/4 POCSO Act.
The police later arrested the accused and have started further investigations into the matter. A police officer confirmed the arrest but refused to share details related to the case, saying “investigations were underway.” (GNS)