Man arrested for sexually harassing a female student inside his vehicle


Police have arrested a person who allegedly molested a female student in his vehicle in Central Kashmir’s Budgam district.

The victim student had accepted the lift from an unknown driver while on way to her coaching classes.

Police in a statement said that a female student approached police station claiming to be the victim of sexual harassment act.

The victim in her complaint stated that on 25 May last week, during morning hours, she left for her coaching classes in Budgam. She accepted a lift from an unknown vehicle near Soibugh along her journey. Unfortunately, during the course of the trip, the driver subjected her to sexual harassment.

She somehow managed to escape though leaving behind her mobile phone and school bag inside the said vehicle.

“Taking immediate cognizance of the matter, the Budgam Police immediately began investigating the incident thoroughly. Through diligent efforts and resourceful investigative work, the accused individual involved in this deplorable act has been identified as Saqib Ahmad Dar, a resident of Narkara Budgam. He was promptly apprehended and the vehicle involved in the incident was also seized. The registration number of the vehicle is JK01N 5711, a Verna model.

“The Budgam Police are committed to ensuring the safety and security of all individuals, particularly women and children. This incident serves as a reminder of the importance of reporting such crimes promptly, allowing law enforcement agencies to take swift action and bring the perpetrators to justice. All members of the community are encouraged to remain vigilant and to report any suspicious or criminal activity immediately.”

The statement reads that the Budgam Police would also like to extend their gratitude to the victim for displaying tremendous courage in coming forward and reporting the incident. Such bravery is commendable and plays a vital role in upholding justice and safeguarding the community. [KNT]

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