Kathua rape-murder: SC dismisses plea seeking CBI inquiry

Kathua rape-murder: SC dismisses plea seeking CBI inquiry
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Srinagar, Oct 5: Supreme Court on Friday dismissed a petition filed by the accused seeking an inquiry by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) into the Kathua rape and murder case, reports said.
According to a report the victim, an eight-year-old girl from Muslim nomadic community, had disappeared from near her home in a village near Kathua in the Jammu region on 10 January this year. Her body was found in the same area a week later. “The girl’s father had moved the apex court earlier, apprehending threat to the family, a friend, and their lawyer Deepika Singh Rajawat. A separate plea was also filed by two accused seeking that the trial in the case is held in Jammu and the probe handed over to the CBI,” the report said.
“The state police’s Crime Branch, which probed the case, filed the main charge sheet against seven persons and a separate charge sheet against a juvenile in a court in Kathua district last week. The charge sheet revealed chilling details about how the girl was allegedly kidnapped, drugged and raped inside a place of worship before being killed,” reports said.