The Police on Friday worked out the murder case of 8-year-old girl from Kathua by arresting a “15-year-old” who cops said strangulated the minor after she resisted attempt to rape by him. Police had rounded up three suspects and the 15-year-old, cops said confessed to crime.
The investigation conducted as on date, police said, reveals that the accused kidnapped the girl and put her in nearby Cow shed at Village Rasana, where he attempted to rape her and when she resisted, he killed her by way of strangulation. “He then threw stones upon face/head of the victim for defacement.” The accused, police said, has been arrested and further questioning was going on.
The police said that since the accused is a juvenile and as per Jammu and Kashmir Juvenile Justice (Care & Protection) Act, 2013 (Section 22) disclosing name and particulars of a juvenile is prohibited.
“It is very astonished that police did not search the small hamlet and instead start searches in the forest area,” Tufail Ahmad Pujwa, a close relative of the victim told GNS.
“Now we demand the culprit should be hanged in front of us so that ends of justices meet.”