Death demanded for rape accused in Kashmir

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Srinagar, May 12 (IANS) Protesters blocked a highway in the Shadipora area of Bandipora district in Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday demanding death penalty for a man accused of raping a three-year-old girl of Trehgam village on Thursday.

The accused, Tahir Ahmad Mir, has been arrested. According to the police, Mir had produced a certificate showing him as a minor, which authorities said was fake since he is 20 years old.

Shahbaz Mir, Bandipora District Magistrate assured protesters of a fast-track trial, which would be completed within 14 days. After the assurance, protesters dispersed peacefully.

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