Kathua rape-murder Uri town observes shutdown

Srinagar, Apr 20: A complete shutdown was observed in Uri town of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Friday against the brute rape and murder of eight year old minor in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir.
Reports said that all the business establishments, government and private offices remained closed in the town and traffic is off the roads.
The protests in solidarity with Kathua minor are being closely followed by all over the world by holding rallies, programmes and conferences. Besides routine reportage, several newspapers have carried editorials and used the case to draw attention to violence against women all over the world.
On January 17, the body of a minor girl was found in the forests near Rasana, Hiranagar. The girl had been missing for a week. According to police, she had been abducted and raped by an SPO Deepak Khajuria, who was a part of the team sent out to find her when she was missing.
Nine accused, including the alleged mastermind Sanji Ram – an ex-bureaucrat – and his son Vishal Kumar, a police head constable, two SPOs and a sub-inspector of police, have been arrested in the case.