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Parents of minor girl killed in J-K's Kathua meet CM Mufti

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Press Trust of India Jammu
The parents of an eight-year-old girl, who was brutally killed a few days back in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua district, met Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti here today.

They sought an expeditious probe into the killing of their minor daughter so that the culprits are brought to justice soon, an official spokesman said.

The chief minister assured them that the government had constituted a special investigating team to probe the case and in the meantime the case had also been handed over to the crime branch for further investigations, he said.

Minister for Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs and Tribal Affairs, Choudhary Zulfkar Ali was also present during the meeting.

The killing of the minor, whose body was recovered from the Rassana forest on January 17, a week after she went missing, had repeatedly rocked the House with the opposition raising questions and demanding action against the culprits.

A special investigation team (SIT), constituted by the police had arrested a 15-year-old boy and claimed the accused had strangulated the victim after she resisted his rape attempt.

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First Published: Jan 29 2018 | 7:45 PM IST

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