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Jammu Bar Association seeks compensation for Kathua victim's family

IANS  |  Jammu 

The on Saturday sought compensation and security for the rape and murder victim's family.

The Association made the announcement through a press release.

Association also called for a candlelight vigil here on Saturday evening to press for justice and demand exemplary punishment to the perpetrators of the heinous crime.

Earlier, lawyers of the Jammu and Bar Associations tried preventing a from appearing for the victim's family.

On Friday, the directed the Association to ensure that access of justice was not denied to the family and that no obstruction was caused to them.

The court also issued notice to the of India, Bar Council, and District Bar Association seeking response as it was brought to its notice that lawyers did not allow the the filing of the chargesheet.

In January, the eight-year-old victim went missing while grazing horses in in Kathua district. Her body was recovered a week later.

Investigations revealed she was held captive inside a temple, and was sedated before being repeatedly raped and murdered.



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First Published: Sat, April 14 2018. 11:00 IST