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Kathua rape and murder case listed for next hearing on April 28

Published by Kashmir News Trust on April 16, 2018, 3:28 pm

Kashmir News Trust Web Desk

Kathua: The Kathua rape and murder case trial, which began in Jammu and Kashmir today will see its next hearing on April 28.

The case is related to eight people allegedly holding an eight-year-old girl captive in a small village temple in the state's Kathua district for a week in January this year, sexually assaulting her, and then murdering her.

The accused are ready to undergo narco tests, said their counsel.

All the accused were presented in the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate Kathua. The accused include a juvenile, against whom a separate charge sheet was filed.

The juveline and the other accused will be facing separate trials. While seven of the accused perpetrators will be tried in the sessions court, the chief judicial magistrate of Kathua will hold the trial for the juvenile. The accused include 4 police officers and a retired government official.