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Kathua victim’s father approaches Supreme Court to seek transfer of trial outside JK

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The father of Kathua gangrape-and-murder victim has approached the Supreme Court to seek transfer of the trial outside Jammu and Kashmir.

According to ANI news agency, the father of the eight-year-old victim approached the apex court to seek safety, security and transfer of the case outside the state.

Meanwhile, trials of the accused in the horrific case began at Kathua court today. The gangrape and murder of the eight-year-old girl, who belonged to nomadic Muslim community, took place in the Kathua district in January. After being missing for a week, her body was found on January 17.

Eight accused have been arrested in the case, and have pleaded not guilty. The lawyer of the accused has also said that they are ready for a narco test. 

The lawyer of the victim, Deepika Singh Rajawat has said that she fears for her life and could get killed or raped. She also added that the she is facing a social boycott and is being called ‘anti-Hindu’ for taking up the case.

Moreover, the victims’s father has moved a plea in the Supreme Court asking for the transfer of the case to Chandigarh.


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