Teenage Girl Dies After Alleged Molestation in Pulwama, Protests Erupt


SRINAGAR —- A teenage girl died after a bank employee allegedly molested her in Ratnipora village of Pulwama district in south Kashmir on Friday.

The employee, who has so far been detained, allegedly molested the girl, identified as Insha Bashir, during her visit to the bank in the village.

Reports said that the girl fainted while narrating her “ordeal” at her home.

She was rushed to a hospital where doctors declared her dead on arrival.

While locals said that the girl suffered a cardiac arrest, police are yet to confirm the cause of her death.

As the news of her alleged molestation and death spread, youth took to streets and demanded the custody of the accused.

Police lobbed tear gas shells to disperse them.

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