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Kathua Rape case: Supreme Court rejects petition filed by accused seeking CBI probe in the case

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 5 October 2018, 14:04 IST

Supreme Court rejects a petition filed by accused seeking by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) into the Kathua rape and murder case, ANI news agency reported. The victim, an 8-year-old girl was brutally tortured, drugged and gang-raped by eight men earlier this year.

The eight-year-old girl, belonged to a nomadic Muslim tribe, had gone missing from her home in a village near Kathua in the Jammu region on 10 January this year. Later, her body was found in the same area a week later.

The victim’s father had moved later moved to the Supreme Court, seeking transfer of the trail from Jammu and Kashmir court apprehending threat to the family, a friend and their lawyer Deepika Singh Rajawat.

The Jammu and Kashmir police's Crime Branch, which probed the case, filed the main chargesheet against seven persons and a separate chargesheet against a juvenile in a court in Kathua district last week.

A separate plea was also filed by two accused seeking CBI probe in the trial of the case that is held in Jammu and in the probe.

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First published: 5 October 2018, 12:33 IST
 
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