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Pakistani hand in Kathua rape-murder case: MP BJP chief

Press Trust of India  |  Khandwa (MP) 

A senior in today claimed a "Pakistani hand" behind the and murder of an eight-year-old girl in and Kashmir's region.

Nandkumar Singh Chouhan, who was participating in a fast organised here in protest against the washout of parliament's budget session, told reporters, "The act (rape-murder) must have been committed by Pakistan's agents to divide people by chanting Jai Shriram".

He was responding to reports that slogans of 'Jai Sriram' were raised following the incident.

"If slogans of were shouted on the rape of the girl, it must be the handi work of Pakistan's agents who want to create differences between us," Chouhan said.

"Hindus are less than one per cent in They cannot even open their mouths, then how can they shout these slogans?" he asked.

The BJP leader, however, termed the incident as a "blot on humanity".

The eight-year-old girl was allegedly raped by six men who had held her in captivity in a small temple village for a week in January. She was allegedly drugged so that she could be sexually assaulted again before being bludgeoned to death, according to police.

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First Published: Fri, April 13 2018. 00:40 IST