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Mehbooba assures no obstruction of justice in Kathua rape case

IANS  |  Jammu 

Chief Minister on Thursday said there would be no obstruction of justice in the rape and murder case of an eight-year-old minor in district.

"The law will not be obstructed by the irresponsible actions and statements of a group of people. Proper procedures are being followed, investigations are on the fast track and justice will be delivered," Mehbooba tweeted.

Her tweet comes after the staged protests against the handling of the case by the Police Crime Branch. It has also demanded a (CBI) probe.

Eight people, including the mastermind Sanji Ram, have been charged with abduction, raping and murdering the 'Bakerwal' (nomadic) minor in Kathua's Rasana village in January.

Investigations have revealed that the victim was held in a temple, drugged, repeatedly raped and finally murdered to scare the Bakerwal community out of the village.

Sanji Ram has also been charged with bribing local policemen, including a sub-inspector and a head constable, to destroy vital evidence.



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First Published: Thu, April 12 2018. 15:40 IST