Horrifying tale of brutality in medical report of 8 year old Kashmiri girl, repeatedly gang raped and murdered

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Horrifying tale of brutality in medical report of 8 year old Kashmiri girl, repeatedly gang raped and murdered

SRINAGAR - Police investigations revealed occupied Kashmir girl was held captive inside a temple, sedated and repeatedly raped before her murder. Police has filed chargesheet against eight persons in the case.

The Jammu and Kashmir Police's Crime Branch issued a press release today in the wake of misinformation being spread about the gang rape and murder of the eight-year-old Kathua girl.

The press release said that reports in a section of media about the Kathua rape-murder case were false and that medical experts confirmed the sedation, sexual assault and subsequent murder of the eight-year-old girl.

"For the last couple of days, a section of print/electronic media has published/broadcast information/reports shared on the social media sites as well, which are far from truth," the Crime Branch said in the press release.

In the last few days, there have been several reports and social media posts thta have claimed that the kathua victim was not raped.

"Constrained by the reports, it is to place on record that on the basis of opinion furnished by medical experts, it was confirmed that the victim was found subjected to sexual assault by the accused," said the press release issued today.

"Accordingly, on the basis of medical opinion, Section 376 (D) of the Ranbir Penal Code was added in the case. The medical opinion also established beyond doubt that the victim was held in captivity and administered sedatives and the cause of her death was asphyxia leading to cardiopulmonary arrest," the PR said.

The Crime Branch presented a chargesheet in the court of law after completion of all legal formalities of investigation. The investigating agency is also in the process of submitting a supplementary chargesheet.

Section 376 (D) deals with gang Rape followed by death or persistent vegetative state of the victim and prescribes punishment with imprisonment for life.

The girl, belonging to a Bakerwal Muslim family, was kidnapped on January 10 and her body found on January 17 near Rasana village in Hiranagar tehsil in Kathua district.

Police investigations revealed she was held captive inside a temple, sedated and repeatedly raped before her murder. Police has filed chargesheet against eight persons in the case.