The minor girl, who was allegedly molested in Jammu and Kashmir’s Handwara town last month, said that an army official grabbed her hand on the day of the incident and the local police forced her to keep the Army's name out of it, reported NDTV. Addressing a press conference on Monday, she said the police harassed and abused her at the police station. She also alleged that one police officer spat at her and abused her.

According to her, no lady police officer was present for the most of the time that she was at the police station. She said that some officers who had their faces covered told her not to tell the truth to the media or in her formal complaint. They also threatened her with fatal consequences if she dared to disobey them, she alleged.

“My signatures were taken on blank papers as well as written papers,” she said, adding that she will fight for her honour and for those who have died in the clashes that broke out in the state following the incident on April 12. At least five people were killed in the clashes between protestors and security forces in the Kupwara district. The girl had reportedly accused Indian Army officers of molesting her, but the police later said she had changed her stance and accused two local boys. As the situation worsened, curfew-like restrictions were imposed in parts of the state, and mobile internet services were also temporarily blocked.