10-year-old raped in Poonch, accused shares video on social media

A 10-year-old minor girl was allegedly raped by her relative in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir and the incident came to light when the accused man circulated video of the act on social media.

The accused Mohammad Latief went to the house of the girl in Salwah Mendhar and being her relative took the girl along on the pretext of getting Adhaar card for her.

However, Latief took the girl to Balnovi where he allegedly raped her and filmed the act on mobile.  Later, Latief dropped the girl at home and had allegedly threatened her not to disclose it to anyone.

The family came to know about the incident after seeing the video which was shared on social media by the accused. The family subsequently lodged a complaint with the police. A First Information Report has been registered by police.

The Sub Divisional Police Officer in Mendhar Reyaz Ahmad Tanray said that a manhunt has been launched to arrest the accused. He said that a special investigation team has been constituted and that strict action will be taken against the accused.