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The CPIM MLA M Y Tarigami today demanded a fast track probe in the kidnapping and killing of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua district last month. Tarigami moved a calling attention notice in the Assembly to demand the status of the investigation ordered into the case and demanded a fast track probe into the incident. In his notice, Tarigami alleged that some anti-social elements are trying to politicize the issue and halt the investigation to derive political mileage. The killing of the minor, whose body was recovered from the Rassana forest on January 17, a week after she went missing while grazing horses, had repeatedly rocked the House with the opposition raising questions and demanding action against the culprits. While replying to the notice, the Minister for parliamentary Affairs A R Veeri said that the government has already stated that the case has been transferred to Crime Branch which has constituted a Special Investigation Team (SIT). The SIT had arrested a 15-year-old boy and claimed the accused had strangulated the victim after she resisted his rape attempt. The case would be taken to logical conclusion and those found guilty will be sternly punished, assured the Minister.