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Two Held in Separate Incidents of Rape, Child Molestation in JK

JAMMU: In two separate and alarming incidents, a woman was allegedly raped, and a five-year-old girl was molested, according to the police. Both incidents occurred in Jammu on May 12, leading to the arrest of two men.

The police reported that an FIR was filed under section 354 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and sections 7 and 8 of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act at the R S Pura police station. This was based on a complaint of child molestation. Mukesh Kumar, also known as ‘Shalu’, a resident of Rangpur Mulanian, has been arrested in connection with this case and placed in police custody.

Further medico-legal procedures are currently underway following Kumar’s arrest. The prompt action by the police demonstrates their commitment to addressing crimes against children and ensuring that the accused face legal consequences swiftly.

In another incident on the same day, a woman in the R S Pura area reported being raped. The accused, Satpal, a resident of Chohala, was arrested shortly after the complaint was filed. A case has been registered under various sections of the IPC, including those dealing with the punishment for rape and wrongful confinement.

The arrest of Satpal highlights the police’s proactive approach in handling cases of sexual violence. Both incidents have raised significant concerns in the local community, emphasizing the need for enhanced protective measures for women and children.

The police have assured the public of a thorough investigation into both cases. They have stressed the importance of following the legal process meticulously to deliver justice to the victims.

These incidents underline the ongoing issue of sexual violence in the area, prompting calls for continued vigilance and robust law enforcement. Authorities have reiterated their zero tolerance policy towards such crimes and urged the community to report any suspicious activities promptly

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