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Crime Branch reaffirms minor Kathua girl was raped, held captive. to submit supplementary charge sheet

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Srinagar , 21 Apr 2018

Crime branch on Saturday reaffirmed that 8-year-old Kathua minor girl was subjected to sexual assault and was held captive, drugged before her brutal murder in January this year.The Crime Branch also stated that it was filing a supplementary charge sheet in connection with the gruesome crime.“Over a period of time, Press/Electronic Media and Social Media have been sharing information with regard to the case FIR No. 10/2018 dated 12.01.2018 registered in Police Station, Hiranagar Kathua. After completion of all legal formalities of the investigation, a charge sheet was produced in the competent court of law and investigating agency is in the process of submitting supplementary charge sheet,” a statement of the Crime Branch issued to GNS said.However, for the last couple of days, a section of print/ electronic media has published /broadcast information/reports shared on social media sites as well, which are far away from the truth. Constrained by this reportage, it is to place on record that on the strength of opinion furnished by medical experts, it has been confirmed that the victim was found subjected to sexual assault by the accused, the statement said.The medical expert has also opined that hymen of the victim was not found intact. Accordingly, on the basis of medical opinion, section 376 (D) RPC was added in the case. In addition to this, medical opinion has established beyond doubt that the victim was held in captivity and administered sedatives and her cause of death was asphyxia leading to the cardiopulmonary arrest, the statement added. (GNS)






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