Accused in 13-year-old girl sexual assault case remanded by magistrate


A judicial magistrate on Tuesday remanded a man alleged of sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl in Soma Gondola village of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK). He was taken into custody by the police custody after being accused of the crime.

Earlier, the victim was brought to Nasirabad police by her parents where she narrated about the tragic incident that occurred to her before sub-inspector Wajahat Kazmi.

The police recorded victim’s statement before receiving a complaint application which was later converted into a First Information Report (FIR) in Kahori police station.

The victim said that on Monday morning, her parents left the house to and she was alone in her house when the accused entered, locked the door, and proceeded to assault her.

According to the victim, he then tried to flee the scene and she rushed after him. Her parents also arrived back at the same time and noticed the accused running away.

The police said he sent the victim to Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed al Nahayan Hospital Muzaffarabad for medical examination and himself left for Soma Gondola village to apprehend the accused.

Though the high-altitude Soma Gondola village is hardly 15km west of Nasirabad, it took him around one-and-a-half hour to reach there, due to absence of a road link beyond 10 kilometres.