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Kathua rape: SC directs J-K government to provide security to family, lawyer

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

NMF News Bureau | Updated: 16 Apr 2018, 15:57:02
People protest against Kathua rape case People protest against Kathua rape case

New Delhi: The Supreme Court has today issued notice to the Jammu and Kashmir state government and sought a reply on Kathua rape and murder case plea filed by the victim's father.

The apex court also directed the J&K government to provide police protection to victim's family members and the counsel representing them.

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

The lawyer representing the family of the eight-year-old raped and killed in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua had said that she feared that she can be "raped or killed".

The country was left in shock after a police charge-sheet exposed the horror of what the child suffered before her death following a nation-wide protest.


First Published: 16 Apr 2018, 15:53:19

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