Kathua rape and murder case: ‘Goons’ have cut off water supply of Rasana Muslims, alleges NC lawmaker

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Jammu: National Conference MLA from Mendhar Javed Rana on Thursday alleged that ‘goons’ have cut off drinking water supply of Muslim population in Rasana village of Kathua after the murder and rape of an eight-year-old girl recently.

Raising the issue during the question hour, Rana said that Muslims living in the area are being harassed by ‘goons’ in Samba, Jammu and Kathua districts.

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“The anti-social elements have cut off drinking water supply to the Muslims living in the area. The water supply should be immediately restored”, said Rana.

The NC lawmaker also alleged that the Muslims of the area were not even allowed to perform the burial of the girl.

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The minor girl was kidnapped and was kept in a cowshed for seven days by her abductors who allegedly raped and murdered her later. Following an uproar in the assembly the government suspended the SHO and handed over the investigation of the case to the Crime Branch of Jammu and Kashmir Police.

A magisterial probe has been also ordered by the government to identify the culprits and punish them. So far the government has not claimed any breakthrough in the investigation conducted by Crime Branch and a judicial magistrate separately.

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