Kathua rape-murder case: 6 out of 7 accused held guilty

Radhika Dhawad | Jun 10, 2019 15:34

Kathua rape-murder case: A local court in Pathankot held six out of seven accused guilty in the infamous murder of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua (Jammu and Kashmir) on Monday.

A special fast-track court in Pathankot convicted former government officer Sanji Ram, who was believed to be the mastermind. However, the court has acquitted one of the seven accused Vishal Jangotra (Sanji Ram’s son) and an accused juvenile is facing a separate trial. Other convicts include Special Police Officers, investigating officers.

As per ANI, the quantum of punishment is likely to be announced at 4 pm today.

The eight-year-old girl was kidnapped on January 10, 2018 and was allegedly raped in captivity in a small village temple in Kathua district. She was kept sedated for four days before she was brutally murdered.

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