Protests, clashes in Chatergam against Sumbal rape incident

Budgam: Massive protests erupted at Chattergam area of Budgam district in central Kashmir on Tuesday against the rape of Bandipora’s minor last week.

Tyres burnt down during the clashes between youth and the police. Pic: Imran Ilahi

The protestors blocked Pulwama-Srinagar road and were demanding exemplary punishment to the accused in the rape of a minor in Sumbal area. They said that the investigations should be completed on a fast track basis.

Locals said the local police deployed in the area tried to pacify the protestors triggering clashes.

“Police resorted to tear gas shelling and used pellets to disperse the protesting youth,” locals said.

Clashes were going on when the report was being filed.

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