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India must ensure justice in 'horrific' Kathua rape case, says UN

The spokesperson of the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, Stephane Dujarric told reporters on Friday that he has seen reports about the “horrific case” of the abuse and murder of the nomadic Bakerwal community girl.

NMF News Bureau | Updated: 14 Apr 2018, 14:22:11
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New Delhi: The United Nations has said that the Indian authorities should ensure that the perpetrators of the “horrific” Kathua rape and murder case in Kashmir should be brought to justice.

The spokesperson of the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, Stephane Dujarric told reporters on Friday that he has seen reports about the “horrific case” of the abuse and murder of the nomadic Bakerwal community girl.

“We very much hope that the authorities will bring the perpetrators to justice so they can be held accountable for the murder of this young girl,” he said.

Nine accused, including the alleged mastermind Sanji Ram – an ex-bureaucrat – and his son vishal Kumar, a police head constable, two SPOs and a sub-inspector of police, have been arrested in the case.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday condemned the rape and gave an assurance that justice would be done.

Meanwhile, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, after witnessing protest from across the nation, has requested  J&K HC Chief Justice for establishment of special fast track court for Kathua rape case. It will complete trial in 90 days. It will be first such court in state. 


First Published: 14 Apr 2018, 14:20:38

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