Youth held after thrashing school-going girl in Anantnag

ANANTNAG — A youth was arrested in Anantnag district following a video in which he was seen thrashing a school-going girl went viral on social media on Saturday.

An official told the news agency Kashmir News Observer that a Class 11th student (name withheld), a resident of Zadipora Khanabal has been arrested by Anantnag Police in connection with thrashing of a school girl on KP road in the district.

The incident was captured and posted on social media, which went viral and thus triggered widespread public outrage. As soon as the video went viral, police launched a speedy manhunt and arrested the accused.

“The arrested person is a drug addict,” an official said. — (KNO)