J-K Governor expresses shock over rape of 3-yr-old

Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik Monday expressed deep shock and pain over the alleged rape of a three-year-old girl in Bandipora district.

Malik directed the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kashmir to work swiftly in the case and ensure that the culprit gets exemplary punishment for this shameful act, an official spokesperson said.

"On learning about the unfortunate incident, the Governor immediately spoke to S P Pani, the IGP Kashmir, and took detailed review of the ongoing investigations into the case," he said.

The Governor has also talked to religious leaders of different communities and asked them to deplore this gruesome incident unanimously and make appeal to the people to remain calm and not let anti-social elements disturb peace and harmony in society, the spokesperson said.

Normal life was affected in the city due to a strike called by a religious-cum-separatist organisation against the incident.

Most schools, shops and other business establishments in the city remained shut due to the strike, officials said.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

Dear Reader,

Business Standard has always strived hard to provide up-to-date information and commentary on developments that are of interest to you and have wider political and economic implications for the country and the world. Your encouragement and constant feedback on how to improve our offering have only made our resolve and commitment to these ideals stronger. Even during these difficult times arising out of Covid-19, we continue to remain committed to keeping you informed and updated with credible news, authoritative views and incisive commentary on topical issues of relevance.

We, however, have a request.

As we battle the economic impact of the pandemic, we need your support even more, so that we can continue to offer you more quality content. Our subscription model has seen an encouraging response from many of you, who have subscribed to our online content. More subscription to our online content can only help us achieve the goals of offering you even better and more relevant content. We believe in free, fair and credible journalism. Your support through more subscriptions can help us practise the journalism to which we are committed.

Support quality journalism and subscribe to Business Standard.

Digital Editor

Business Standard is now on Telegram.
For insightful reports and views on business, markets, politics and other issues, subscribe to our official Telegram channel