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Guterres wants Kathua child rapists, murderers brought to justice

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UN wants Indian authorities to ensure that the perpetrators of the "horrific" and murder of an eight-year-old girl in Jammu and Kashmir's be brought to justice.

His told reporters on Friday that he has seen reports about the "horrific case" of the abuse and murder of the nomadic Bakerwal community girl.

"We very much hope that the authorities will bring the perpetrators to justice so they can be held accountable for the murder of this young girl," he said.

The minor was allegedly kidnapped on January 10, and taken to a temple in Kathua, drugged and gang raped over days and finally killed to scare the nomadic Muslim community out of the village. Her body was found dumped in a forest near Rasana village seven days later.

on Friday condemned the rape and gave an assurance that justice would be done.

Eight people, including four police personnel -- a head constable, and two special police officers -- have been arrested in the case and charges filed against seven of them.

Some lawyers and others tried to block the filing of the charges and meetings were held in support of those arrested in connection with the case.

On Friday two ministers, and Chander Prakash Ganga, who attended a rally in support of the accused in March, resigned from the government led by

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First Published: Sat, April 14 2018. 10:36 IST
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