J&K minor’s rape: HC takes suo motu cognizance

Taking a suo motu cognizance of the  reports about the rape case of a three-year-old girl,  J&K High Court Wednesday directed Inspector General of Police to file a status report by Friday.

A division bench of Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice Tashi Rabstan, directed the IGP  SP Pain to file a status report about the investigations before 10 am on Friday.

The rape of the three-year-old girl by her neighbour, touched off widespread outrage and protests against the incident. People stopped traffic an various roads to express their anger.

The accused has been arrested by police. A special investigation team has been constituted for a speedy investigation of the incident.

Kashmir has already observed a shutdown against the crime. The politicians, civil society groups have demanded  exemplary punishment for the rapist.