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Kathua rape case: Lawyer for child's family alleges she can be killed, raped

The female lawyer representing the family of the eight-year-old girl who was raped and killed in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua has alleged that there is a threat to her life and that she fears she can be

NMF News Bureau | Updated: 16 Apr 2018, 16:17:57
Deepika S Rajawat (Image source: ANI) Deepika S Rajawat (Image source: ANI)

Srinagar: The female lawyer representing the family of the eight-year-old girl who was raped and killed in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua has alleged that there is a threat to her life and that she fears she can be "raped or killed".

Deepika S Rajawat approached the Supreme Court to request protection as there is threat to her life. She said that the apex court has issued directions to the authorities to provide protection to the victim and their counsel.

"I don't know how long I will be alive. I can be raped...My modesty can be outraged. I can be killed, I can be damaged. I was threatened yesterday that 'we will not forgive you'. I am going to tell the Supreme Court tomorrow that I am in danger," Ms Rajawat said on Sunday.

On Monday morning, the girl's father requested the top court to shift the trial to Chandigarh, citing security concerns for his family.

This morning, the girl's father requested the Supreme Court to shift the trial to Chandigarh, citing a backlash and security fears for his family.

"We don't think there is conducive atmosphere in Kathua for the trial," said Ms Rajawat.


First Published: 16 Apr 2018, 16:15:30

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