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Kathua rape-murder case: Jammu and Kashmir government opposes victim's father plea for transfer of trial
The real concern of this court is to see that a fair trial is conducted and 'fair trial' means fair to the accused as well as to the victims, it said.
The Supreme Court today agreed to consider a plea of two accused in the gangrape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua that the trial in the case be held in Jammu.
The Supreme Court on Thursday will resume hearing the case of alleged rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl belonging to Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua area.
The Jammu and Kashmir High Court Bar Association told the Supreme Court that it has not obstructed police from filing charge sheet in the Kathua minor rape and murder case.
According to the Crime Branch charge sheet, the juvenile accused had played a key role in the abduction, rape and gruesome murder of the girl.
Police has taken cognisance of a CD in which a witness is seen as saying that he had been coerced by the Crime Branch to give a statement against Vishal Sharma, one of the alleged accused.
Sub-Inspector Anand Dutta and Special Police Officer (SPO) Deepak Khajuria were arrested for allegedly destroying evidence related to the rape and killing of an eight-year-old girl.
If the victim is less than 16 years and more than 12 years, the ordinance has increased the minimum punishment from 10 years to 20 years.
The Congress accused the BJP-RSS combine of trying to communalise the rape-and-murder of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua in Jammu and Kashmir for political gains.
Over two dozen students were injured during clashes with security forces this week in Kashmir valley, where youth took to streets every day, demanding death penalty to Kathua rapists
While the ordinance seeks death penalty for rape of girls below 12, the minimum punishment for the same would be 20 years in jail.
Udaygiri police investigating the ‘Justice for Kathua rape victim’ rally arrested five people suspected to be involved in the violence.
A responsible government would seek ways to not only contain the criminality that seems to be growing, but also examine the sociological aspects of the issue.
8-year-old nomad girl hailing from Rasana village of Kathua had gone mission while grazing ponies near her home on January 10.
Trouble erupted in the afternoon when hundreds of two-wheelers took out a rally on Azeez Sait Double Road in Udaygiri, calling for bandh in the wake of sexual assault.