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Kathua rape-murder: Mehbooba seeks fast track court, sacks accused cops

IANS  |  Jammu 

Mehbooba Mufti, who also holds the Home portfolio, on Saturday terminated the services of four policemen accused in the rape and murder of a minor in district.

The also wrote to the of High Court, seeking a fast track court to conclude within 90 days the trial in the case that has caused a nation-wide outrage, official sources said here.

Informed sources said the terminated the services of a sub-inspector, and two Special Police Officers (SPOs) accused in the crime.

The development comes a day after the resignation of two ministers in the coalition government -- Chaudhry Lal Singh and Chander Prakash Ganga -- who had attended rallies in support of the accused in the rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in

is in to meet party legislators and senior ministers to discuss the future course of action on the case.

The minor girl from the Bakerwal community was kidnapped on January 10; taken to a temple in Rasana village in district.

Her attackers, which included and policemen, drugged and gang raped her over days before finally killing her and dumping her body in a forest nearby, seven days later.

The girl was attacked to scare away the nomadic Muslim community out of the village.



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First Published: Sat, April 14 2018. 16:32 IST