Kathua rape and murder: BJP ministers, who supported accused, resign

Kathua rape-protest

Kathua rape and murder: BJP ministers, who supported accused, resign

Earlier in the day, former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah urged Mufti to take stringent action against the ministers who are supporting the accused in Kathua rape case.

In a Facebook post, Pinarayi strongly condemned the incident and said that the country should hang its heads in shame before the world, thinking about these "good days".

#7. Meanwhile, the Supreme Court (SC) said today it will, of its own accord, examine the horrific Kathua rape incident, provided advocates presented the facts of the case to the court in writing.

In the morning, the case was mentioned before the bench.

The matter was mentioned before Chief Justice Dipak Misra, with the lawyers seeking directions to be issued to the State Bar Council and Bar Council of India.

The eight-year-old girl was held captive, starved, sedated and repeatedly raped inside a "devi-sthan" in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua district before being murdered and dumped in a nearby forest.

Jammu has been on tenterhooks since the brutal incident.

Note: We thank The Quint, which first broke this exclusive story. "Nothing to worry about", Vaid said when asked about alleged threats to the witnesses, including the family members of the victim.

"Its shame on those who raped and killed 8 year old girl brutally and also shame for those who want protect these rapist and murdered", he added". The chargesheet filed by the crime branch of the Jammu and Kashmir police says a retired revenue department official planned the crimes against the girl to create fear among her community and get them to leave their village. "There were some attempts to destroy evidence", he said. The crime took place inside a temple.

J&K Crime Branch has already produced a chargesheet into the case in which eight people have been arrested. "They are resigning because a situation has been created around them", he said.

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