Srinagar: Former chief ministers of Jammu and Kashmir Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti on Monday welcomed the verdict of the Pathankot court in Kathua gangrape-murder case.
While Abdullah called for severe punishment for the convicted, Mufti hoped that loopholes in judicial system would not be exploited.
In a tweet Omar said:
Amen to that. The guilty deserve the most severe punishment possible under law. And to those politicians who defended the accused, vilified the victim & threatened the legal system no words of condemnation are enough. #KathuaRapeCase https://t.co/gL2FfRL3rJ
— Omar Abdullah (@OmarAbdullah) June 10, 2019
Mehbooba, while reacting to the verdict said:
Welcome the judgement. High time we stop playing politics over a heinous crime where an 8 year old child was drugged, raped repeatedly & then bludgeoned to death. Hope loopholes in our judicial system are not exploited & culprits get exemplary punishment https://t.co/jBuRUdGa5h
— Mehbooba Mufti (@MehboobaMufti) June 10, 2019
Earlier, the lawyer of the victim’s family said that the victory belongs all the communities and added that they will ask for capital punishment to the convicts.