Army to hold inquiry into gang rape incident in Kashmir

Army to hold inquiry into gang rape incident in Kashmir
Jammu, Oct 30 (PTI) Army today said it will conduct a "detailed" inquiry into the gang-rape of a girl in a guesthouse in Kashmir on October 27, for which six persons including two security personnel were arrested and assured severe punishment to those found quilty.

"The gang-rape of a girl in a guest house in Srinagar on the interveening night of October 27 and 28 is an act of most horrendous nature and army outrightly denounces it," a defence spokesman said here.

"The Army will conduct a detailed inquiry into the incident and the severe possible punishment will be meted out to the individuals, if found to be guilty," the spokesman said.

The spokesman clarified that the inquiry would be conducted in the case of two army personnel, who were part of a group allegedly involved in the gang-rape on that night.

Police had raided the guest house on the morning of October 28 at Rajbagh locality of the city when CRPF men guarding the guest house reported the matter to them.

Finding the girl in an unconcious condition, they had removed the victim to the hospital where doctors had confirmed that the girl was gang-raped.

Police also arrested six persons, including two army personnel. A case was also registered against them. However, one security personnel allegedly involved in the rape escaped.

The 20-year-old victim hailing from Sopore town of Kashmir had lodged a complaint at the Rajbagh police station that six people took her to a hotel in Jawahar Nagar on October 27 and gang-raped her, official sources said.

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