The patron-in-chief of the J&K LSA, Justice Ramalingam Sudhakar, who is also the organisation's executive chairman has approved a compensation of Rs 2 lakh to be granted to the legal heirs of the victim in Kathua rape case, an official spokesperson said.
The body of a girl, from the Bakerwal community, was recovered from a forest on January 17, a week after she went missing while grazing horses.
On January 23, the government had handed over the case to the crime branch of the state police which formed a Special Investigation Team and arrested eight people in connection with the case.
The trial in the case began yesterday.
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