Woman stripped naked in Indian-held Kashmir

The woman was stripped naked by a gang of five men, including an Army official and a minor


Web Desk July 06, 2015
File photo of the Indian army. PHOTO: REUTERS

JAMMU AND KASHMIR: In what appears to be a gruesome incident, a woman was stripped naked and harassed by a group of five men, including an army official in Jammu and Kashmir's Udhampur district earlier this week.

The accused even shot a video when they were stripping the woman, the police has said. "A woman was stripped in full public view by five people in Jaganoo area of Udhampur. The accused recorded the incident on a mobile phone camera... it has gone viral on Whatsapp," Udhampur District Commissioner said.

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The woman was reportedly riding pillion on a motorcycle with a male friend when the five men allegedly intercepted the bike and started misbehaving with her.

When she resisted, the accused overpowered her and stripped her.

In the video, the woman and her friend are subjected to intense torture by the accused. The woman can be heard pleading with the gang to let he go, but the accused are seen threatening with a stick and abusing her.

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The woman has lodged a complaint with the police. Three people have been arrested in connection with the incident.

A minor boy was among the three arrested accused, while two others, including an army jawan, were absconding. The police said that a manhunt was on for the other two accused. A case has been registered naming the five as accused.

 

The article originally appeared on The Hindustan Times

COMMENTS (24)

Matt | 5 years ago | Reply Only one person among them is a army soldier, it looks more like moral policing, then army action. This is not something done by army, and the accused are now arrested, just Google for similar incidents in Pakistan too. If it was Iran or in a country under isis the girl would have been stoned to death officially. .....
sabah ahmad | 5 years ago | Reply @Tyrionv: yes...I so agree.
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