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Friday, July 22, 2011

J&K woman accuses army of gangrape, case lodged

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Ashiq Hussain, Hindustan Times / Srinagar, July 21, 2011.

Protests erupted in Damhal Hanjipora area of Kulgam district on Thursday after a 22-year-old woman alleged she was abducted and raped by two armymen. The police have lodged an FIR against two unnamed army personnel. Shafaqat Watali, deputy inspector general, south Kashmir, told 

HT, the woman, a resident of Manzgam village, around 100 km from Srinagar, had said the incident occurred on Tuesday. The men, according to her, belonged to 66 Rashtriya Rifles.

“First she accused some unnamed army personnel of abduction and rape. Then she retracted her statement and accused a local,” said Watali.

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