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Malayalam actor condemns Kathua rape incident

Press Trust of India  |  Thiruvananthapuram 

today condemned the alleged gangrape and murder of an eight-year old girl from in and Kashmir, saying she was 'ashamed' of the incident.

She posted a picture of herself on Facebook, in which she is seen holding a placard that read: "I am Hindustan. I am ashamed. #JusticeforAasifa. 8 years old. Gangraped. Murdered in ' #"

The eight-year old girl from the nomadic Bakerwal Muslim community disappeared near her house on January 10 in and Kashmir's district. A week later, her body was found in the same area.

A Special Investigation Team of the Crime Branch, formed to probe the incident, has arrested eight people, including two special police officers (SPOs) and a head constable and a Sub-inspector, who were charged with destroying evidence.

has been on tenterhooks since the brutal rape and murder, with a group Hindu Ekta Manch siding with the accused and lawyers obstructing the submission of charge sheet in the court.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sat, April 14 2018. 17:00 IST
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