Mehbooba meets family of Uri minor rape and murder victim

Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti on Friday visited the family of nine-year-old rape and murder victim in Booniyar, Baramulla.

The girl was found dead with her eyes gouged out and acid thrown on her private parts, in the forests area situated a kilometer away from her house.

Earlier, the Jammu and Kashmir police had arrested the victim’s stepmother, stepbrother and three others in connection with the case.

A police spokesman said that an FIR was registered after a written complaint from the girl’s father on August 24 in which he stated that he feared his nine-year-old daughter has been abducted.

“On receipt of this complaint, case FIR No. 43/2018 under section 363 RPC was registered in P/S Boniyar and investigation was taken up. Thereafter police made strenuous efforts to trace the missing girl by utilizing the available resources however the girl could not be traced out,” said the spokesman.

While giving out the chilling details of the minor girl who was abducted by the stepmother and gang-raped by the victim’s step-brother and his friends in Uri area of Baramulla, SSP Baramulla, Imtiyaz Hussain broke down and said, “never in my 20 years have I witnessed a case like this.”

“The girl’s eyes were removed. Acid had been thrown on her torso. We seized the acid bottles at her house. They had hit her on the head with an axe. I don’t have words to express what I have seen,” he said in a video, while revealing the events.

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