New Delhi: In the latest update on Kathua rape and murder case, Ankur Sharma, counsel for accused told media that court has directed for charge sheet copies to be provided to all accused. He also informed that accused are ready for narco tests. The next date of hearing in the case is April 28.
Kathua rape and murder case has brought protest throughout India and the hearing in the case took place on Monday at the court of the Chief Judicial Magistrate in Jammu and Kashmir.
The case is filed against eight accused men who allegedly drugged, tortured, gang-raped an 8-year-old girl in a village temple in Kathua for a week in January this year.
According to reports, the Jammu and Kashmir government has appointed two special public prosecutors, both Sikhs, for the trial in the sensitive case. This move is being seen as an effort to ensure there is "neutrality" in view of Hindu-Muslim polarisation over the case.
The alleged gangrape and murder of the eight-year-old girl, who belonged to nomadic Muslim community, took place in the Kathua district in January. After being missing for a week, her body was found on January 17.