KASHMIR NEWS TRUST #KNT
People from all walks of life held a protest rally in Leh Division of Ladakh demanding fast-track justice for the minor rape victim.
The rally was attended by political leaders, civil society, school children, government employees, and traders.
KNT correspondent from Leh reported that all shops and business establishments remained shut against the gruesome incident that rocked Ladakh two weeks ago.
Notably, a 52-year-old man Sayyad Zulfikar Ali Shah is under police custody on rape charges. The 12-year-old schoolgirl was raped by the culprit on 29 March while giving her a lift in his vehicle when the girl was on her way to school.
Thousands of people participated in the protest rally. The protesters amid sloganeering demanded stern punishment for the accused. They said there should be an investigation on a fast-track basis and the accused should be punished under the law without wasting time. (KNT)