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Protest in South Kashmir’s Mattan area against the abduction of two minor Sikh girls

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Anantnag,Aug 1 CNS : Scores of residents on Wednesday blocked the Khanabal-Pahalgam road at Mattan in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district to demand arrest of culprits involved in abduction of two minor girls from the area.

The protesters said that two minor schoolgirls of the Sikh community boarded a vehicle after mistaking it for a taxi around 9:30 am in Mattan area on Tuesday.

The girls were recovered several hours later at around 2 pm from Aloochi Bagh area of Srinagar in an unconscious state.

The protesters from Mattan and Chattisinghpura area blocked the Khanabal-Pahalgam road today to demand arrest of the culprits.

Meanwhile, a police official confirmed that a case, vide FIR number 55 under section 363 RPC has been registered at Mattan police station.

“We are investigating the case,” said the official.

He said the medical examination of the girls has been conducted and it has ruled out any sexual assault.