Two arrested in separate incidents of rape, child molestation in Jammu

JAMMU: Two men were arrested and booked under relevant sections of the law for allegedly raping a woman and molesting a five-year-old girl in two separate incidents here, police said on Wednesday.

According to the statement, 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 on May 12 on the basis of a child molestation complaint registered here.

Mukesh Kumar alias ‘Shalu’, a resident of Rangpur Mulanian, has been arrested for molesting a five-year-old girl and placed in police custody, it said, adding that further medico-legal procedures are underway.

In the other incident, Satpal, a resident of Chohala, has been arrested. Satpal is accused of allegedly raping a woman in the R S Pura area on the same day as the child molestation case, May 12, the police said in the statement.

A case was registered at the R S Pura police station under various sections of the IPC, including those pertaining to punishment for rape and wrongful confinement, following a complaint filed by the victim, the police said. (PTI)

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