Kathua rape-n-murder: Eight accused men produced before court, plead not guilty

Accused demands narco test, next hearing on Apr 28

BK Correspondent/Jammu
April 17, 2018 TOP STORIES 1084 Views
Kathua rape-n-murder: Eight accused men produced before court, plead not guilty

Eight Hindu men on Monday appeared in court accused of involvement in the rape and murder of an eight-year-old Muslim girl in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir earlier this year.
One of the accused in the gangrape has demanded from the court the narco-test for all the accused in raping and murdering eight-year-old nomad girl.
However, the Chief Judicial Magistrate has postponed the next hearing of the case to April 28, report said.
They said that the Court has also directed that chargesheet copies should be provided to all the accused.
The conspirator, Sanji Ram, while speaking to media outside the Court, asked for narco-test for all the accused persons.
“We are ready for narco tests,” he said.
Meanwhile, the Court has also directed that chargesheet copies should be provided to all accused.
Kathua rape and murder case has ignited pan-India protest.
Two of the BJP ministers–Lal Singh and Chander Prakash Ganga– had tendered resignation after Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti sought their resignations for allegedly supporting those demanding CBI probe during a rally taken out in village Rasana on March 1.
The resignations however, have been accepted and sent to the Governor N N Vohra. The ministers said that they resigned as the image of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the party was being tarnished.
However, Choudhary Lal Singh has asked the Ms Mufti to resign on moral grounds as she is in-charge Home and the police department and failed to trace the missing girl for a week.
Relatives of the victim present outside the Kathua court accused the media of ignoring extensive reportage of this heinous crime for nearly three months.
The victim was abducted on January 10 and held captive inside a temple in Rasana village of Hiranagar area.
She was drugged and raped repeatedly before being murdered. Her body was found dumped in the adjoining forest area on January 17.
The family had trouble even burying the body as some locals disallowed burial accusing the family of trying to occupy land in the name of a graveyard.
Father of the victim has told the media the body was finally buried in far away forest lands.

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