Published On: Sun, Apr 15th, 2018
Published in Category: International

Modi says India shamed by rape and murder of Kashmiri girl

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NEW DELHI: Eight men accused in the gang-rape and murder case of an eight-year-old Kashmiri girl who was protected by ministers and lawyers loyal to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) have seized the attention of millions as rage continued to course across India at the horror of what the little girl suffered.

Mr Modi, in a message, called it a shame for any civilized society after opposition groups, including a large candlelight vigil by Congress President Rahul, demanded a statement from him.

They asked Mr Modi to speak on the Kashmiri outrage and the alleged rape of another minor girl in Uttar Pradesh by a BJP MLA.

The girl’s body was found in the forests on January 17.

The man who allegedly wanted to rape the girl one more time before her murder was Special Police Officer Deepak Khajuria, according to the police charge sheet.

He was named in the teen’s statement to the police. Call data records also established his presence at the place where she had been kept locked in for days.

Another accused person was the special police officer, Surinder Kumar. Witnesses saw him at the crime scene. Call data records also proved his presence.

The teen named his friend Parvesh Kumar as one of the men who repeatedly raped the child.

Two other accused persons were policemen who were aware of the horrific crime and tried their best to cover it up for a huge bribe.

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