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Kathua rape-murder case: Separate charge sheet filed against another accused

Kathua rape-murder case: Separate charge sheet filed against another accused
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Jammu: The Crime Branch of the Jammu and Kashmir Police probing the rape and murder of a minor girl today filed a separate charge sheet against another accused in the case, who was earlier said to be a juvenile, at a court in Kathua district.

Yesterday, a senior police official had said the crime branch has filed a charge sheet against seven of the eight accused in the case, even as the Kathua bar association claimed the officials were compelled to leave the court premises without filing the charge sheet amid protest by local lawyers.

“We have filed a separate challan (charge sheet) against another accused in the court today,” a top police officer told PTI.

The body of the girl, from the Bakherwal community, was recovered from Rassana forest on January 17, a week after she went missing while grazing horses in the forest area.(PTI)

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