Protesters took to the streets of Kargil on Monday to demand the death penalty for a 21-year-old man alleged to have raped a three-year-old child in the North Kashmir's Bandipora district in the previous week.
Holding placards reading «Hang the rapist», «Punish the Guilty» and «Death to the Rapist», protesters marched and chanted calling for justice for the victim.
«These acts humiliated the... Еще whole of humanity and on behalf of Mutahhary Educational Society Kargil, I demand very harsh punishment to the culprit. And the rapist should be hanged to death,» said student Sakina Bano.
According to reports, protests also took place in other areas of the district, turning violent in some locations and leaving a number of security personnel and civilians injured.