Kulgam: A girl was sexually assaulted after being kidnapped in the Akhal area of Devsar in South Kashmir’s Kulgam district on the 31st of October (Saturday).

Locals told that the girl (Name withheld), who is a resident of the Pooniwah area in Kulgam had gone to attend a wedding in the area when she was abducted by a group of youth and allegedly assaulted her after that.

The youth after assaulting the girl sexually tried to kill her, as per Locals. She was later recovered by a group of locals from the site and rushed to a local hospital in an unconscious condition.

The doctors referred her to a Srinagar condition, where she is said to be in a critical condition.

Two youth have been arrested in this connection, a Police official said, adding that the Police is investigating the matter.

An FIR 116/2020 U/S 341, 366, 376/511, 354, 323 IPC stands has been registered at the Police Station Devsar.

The Locals of the Pooniwah area in Kulgam staged a massive protest in the area blocking traffic and demanding justice against the culprit.

Locals demanding a fast track justice in the case said, “The Police must punish the guilty immediately, we are sad that no official has visited the area.”