Sumbal rape incident: Police summon school Principal over issuance of DoB certificate

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Police on Monday summoned Principal of a private school for allegedly issuing a fake Date of Birth (DOB) certificate in favor of a youth accused in rape of 3-year-old Sumbal girl.

SSP Bandipora Rahul Malik said that the fake DOB has been issued by Ali Mohammad Thakur, Principal High School Islamia Educational Trust Trigam.

“Yes we have brought him for questioning with regard to the Issuance of DOB showing the accused as minor. We are inquiring the matter as to how it happened,” the SSP said.

Police on Saturday said that it has constituted a Special Investigating Team (SIT) to probe alleged rape of minor girl in Sumbal area of north Kashmir’s Bandipora district.

SSP Bandipora Rahul Malik had said that that the SIT comprising SDPO Sumbal, SHO Sumbal and Sr.PO has been constituted to investigate the entire case.

 “The age confirmation of accused will be determined on the basis of scientific medical test to be conducted by team of senior doctors,” SSP had said.

The incident, involving the rape of a 3-year-old Bandipora girl by the accused identified as Tahir Ahmad Mir.

The police have already arrested the accused and an FIR number 81/2019 under section 363/342/376 stand registered against him at Police Station Sumbal. (GNS)

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