Srinagar: 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.