NEW DELHI: Eight-year-old who belonged to the nomadic Muslim Bakarwal community in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir, was allegedly abducted was abducted on January 10.
She was reportedly held in captivity for a week by the accused in a small village temple in the district. She was kept sedated and sexually assaulted once again before she was bludgeoned to death.
Sanjhi Ram, the caretaker of the temple, has been named as the main accused and is said to have planned the heinous crime to instil fear among the Bakarwal community to which the victim belonged.
The victim’s body was recovered near the jungles at Rasana village of Hiranagar in Kathua district on January 17, a week after she went missing while grazing horses in the forest area.
Not enough this, the family members of the accused and Hindu Ekta Manch members staged protest on Feb 14 demanding the release of the arrested special Police Officer.
Even the lawyers staged a strong protest outside the court premises and tried to stop the Crime Branch of Jammu and Kashmir Police from filing a chargesheet.
Speaking to ANI on Friday, the father of the minor girl said that the culprits should be “hanged till death”.
“I miss my daughter every day. Those responsible for killing my daughter should be hanged till death,” he said.