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Kathua rape-murder: Supreme Court issues notice to Jammu and Kashmir government

Kathua rape-murder: Supreme Court issues notice to Jammu and Kashmir government

Ram, the 19-year-old boy, Parvesh, and Jangotra have now reportedly been arrested.

"Be that as it may, we do not intend to enter into this sphere (transfer of case to CBI) at this stage", the bench said, noting the submission of the victim's father. "The father of the victim has no problem with the police investigation", she said, adding the prayer regarding transfer of the case outside the state and Chandigarh has been mentioned due to physical proximity from Kathua.

"Today we mourn the rape and murder of a little girl in Kathua".

Meanwhile, senior apex court lawyer, Indira Jaising, who is appearing for the victim's father, told the apex court that, "the atmosphere is not conducive for a fair trial".

Relatives of the victim present outside the Kathua court accused the media of ignoring extensive reportage of this heinous crime for almost three months.

Reports said that as the trial began inside the court, Ram's daughter Madhu Sharma protested outside, demanding a CBI probe. I asked for a copy of chargesheet. They said that police inaction after running from pillar to post to seek justice had driven them to try to kill themselves.

Jain was among several students who had come out on the streets to make their voice heard through speeches, poems and songs.




PM Modi finally broke his silence after three brutal rape and murder cases from across the country were reported. The Bar Association of Kathua had even offered legal assistance to all the rape accused. They also demanded that families of both victims be provided security and state support, including the best prosecution lawyers to fight their cases. "I don't know what I'll do in life, but I'll make sure childhood as well as womanhood is a safe space". I can be raped.My modesty can be outraged. "After the horrific Nirbhaya rape, this is the second case that has left the nation in shock", Sharjah Indian Association (IAS) president YA Rahim was quoted by the Khaleej Times as saying.

In January, retired revenue official Sanji Ram hatches a plan to drive away the Bakarwal tribe from the Rasana area in Kathua.

Talib Hussain, a local lawyer and social activist, has been in the forefront seeking justice for the last two months.

Saba Dewan said common citizens wanted to send out a message that they are angry with the way rapes have been provided a certain kind of patronage by the ruling party.

In Odisha, police said a four-year-old girl was raped by a youth in Balasore district. Her body is then dumped in the jungle.

In another case that shook the country, BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar was accused of raping a 17-year-old girl in Uttar Pradesh's Unnao district.