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Teenage girls ‘escape molestation bid’ in Handwara

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Srinagar: Two teenage girls escaped an alleged molestation bid at the hands of a private vehicle driver and another onboard person by jumping out of a moving car in Handwara area in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district.

“Today in April 10, 2023, information was received by PS Kralgund that two teenage girls had sought lift from a private vehicle at Rasripora to go towards Watergam”, reads a police statement.

“However, on boarding the vehicle, the driver and another person attempted to molest the girls, upon which they jumped off the vehicle at Rasripora,” reads the statement adding an FIR no 33/2023 under relevant sections of law has been registered at PS Kralgund and investigation initiated.

“In public interest, parents and guardians are urged to counsel their children and wards to avoid taking or accepting lifts from strangers”, reads the statement further.

As per reports a driver and his accomplice allegedly attempted molestation of two girls, believed to be in her teenage years, after the latter asked for a lift. The girls have received some bruises and were treated at a nearby health facility.


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