As CM tried my best to ensure that justice is done: Mehbooba
Srinagar: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti on Thursday said that during her tenure as chief minister of the state she tried her best to ensure justice to rape and murder of eight-year-old girl in Kathua.
Taking to Twitter, Mehbooba also lambasted at her former ally in government BharatiyaJanata Party (BJP) and said instead of condemning the gruesome incident, the party lawmakers staged protests in favour of the rapists.
“As a CM I tried my best to ensure justice was done. Can only hope that the accused are punished severely so that no other girl has to endure such pain and trauma,” Mehbooba tweeted.
“Today marks a year since the horrific rape & murder of an eight year old girl in Kathua. Sadly, instead of condemning such a gruesome incident, BJP lawmakers staged protests in favour of the rapists. Even a crime like rape was communalised& passions were stoked to justify it,” she said.
On 17 January 2018, the dead body of the nomadic Muslim girl was found in the forests of Rasana village in Kathua district and subsequently taken into custody by the police to allow an autopsy to be conducted.
Kidnapped a week before, she had been drugged, repeatedly raped and murdered.
The charge sheet against the seven adults accused of the crime was filed on 9 April. The accused were charged under Sections 302, 376, 201 and 120-B of the Ranbir Penal Code.