Kathua Rape Case: Six Convicted, One Acquited

Protesters taking out rally demanding justice for the Kathua rape victim

A special court in Pathankot on Monday (June 10) convicted six out of the seven accused in the rape-and-murder case of an eight-year-old girl in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kathua on January 10, 2018.

The convicted are main accused Sanji Ram along with Anand Dutta, Parvesh Kumar, Deepak Khajuria, Surender Verma and Tilak Raj.

One accused was acquited.

It may be mentioned here that the convicts could face minimum life imprisonment and the maximum death penalty.

The quantum of sentence is likely to be pronounced later in the day.

It is worth mentioning here that the eight-year-old girl was kidnapped on January 10, 2018, was allegedly raped in captivity in a small village temple in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir after having been kept sedated for four days before she was bludgeoned to death.

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