Girl rescued from NGO head's captivity after 3 months in J

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Jammu, Dec 27 (UNI) A chairman of a Non-Government Organisation (NGO) was arrested for allegedly raping a girl, whom he had kept in an illegal confinement for the last three months, in Kathua district, official sources today said.

Chinar Handicrafts (NGO) chairman Shahnawaz, son of Nabi Baksh, a resident of Gandoh (Doda district), was arrested by police from Billawar area of Kathua yesterday, sources said.

Shahnawaz had kept the girl under illegal confinement, and raped her repeatedly on the pretext of providing a government job.

The accused, who had also taken Rs 2 lakh from six persons on the assurance of arranging government jobs for them, claimed that his NGO had the headquarters at Anantnag, sources said.

Police have registered a case against him under sections 419, 420 and 376 of RPC, and started further investigation.


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