Sunday , October 17 2021

Kathua: Report finds glaring lapses in police case ​

The citizens’ group which conducted an individual probe into the Kathua rape incident handed over the report to Union Minister Jitendra Singh on Friday.

The group of intellectuals and academicians has claimed that the charge sheet filed by the Jammu and Kashmir Police in the case had discrepancies and the investigation was botched-up.

The team members claim that they met more than 25 people including the victim’s family, family members of the accused, the influential people from the community of the victim and others and concluded that there are discrepancies in the charge sheet. They have demanded an investigation of this case by the CBI.

An eight-year-old girl was allegedly raped and killed in January. According to the charge sheets filed by the crime branch, the crime was part of a carefully planned strategy. A separate charge sheet was filed for the juvenile, who is accused in this case.

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