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Kashmir policeman detained, officer quizzed over rape-murder

IANS  |  Jammu 

The and Kashmir Police has detained a and taken a for questioning over the rape and murder of a minor girl in district that has strained ties between the ruling PDP and BJP.

The latest developments follow the earlier arrests of two Special Police Officers, and Surinder Verma, as suspects.

Many senior leaders have demanded that the case be transferred to the

leaders, however, insist the Crime Branch would investigate the case. The Crime Branch took charge of the case from the local police following charges of shoddy probe.

Crime Branch sources said was detained and called in for questioning over the rape and murder of eight-year-old Asifa, a nomad whose body was found in Hiranagar in district on January 17.

Dutta was earlier the of the case. The sources said crucial evidence in the case had been destroyed by the investigating policemen.

The sources said the clothes worn by the victim had been washed before handing these over to the Crime Branch.

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First Published: Thu, March 08 2018. 14:22 IST
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