Policeman Arrested For Rape And Murder Of 8-Year-Old Girl In Jammu

By 10th February 2018 0 Comments


A special police officer (SPO) has been arrested by the Crime branch of the Jammu and Kashmir Police for his alleged involvement in kidnapping and killing of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua district last month, police said on Saturday, 10 February.
The girl’s body was recovered from the Rassana forest on 17 January, a week after she went missing while grazing horses.
The issue had repeatedly rocked the state Assembly with Opposition parties raising questions and demanding action against the culprits.

On 23 January, the Mehbooba Mufti government had ordered a probe in the kidnapping and killing of the girl and handed over the case to the crime branch of the state police.
With the arrest of the SPO, the number of arrests in the case has gone up to two.
A special investigation team (SIT), constituted by the state police, had arrested a 15-year-old boy and claimed the accused had strangulated the victim after she resisted his rape attempt.




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