Kathua rape, murder case: Farooq Abdullah urges government to take incident seriously

Srinagar: President National Conference and MP Dr Farooq Abdullah said the parents of 8-year-old, victim of rape and murder from Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir state should get justice while the perpetrators of crime should get severe punishment. He told this while addressing a function at Khomeini Chowk, Bamna in the outskirts of Srinagar. He said the humanity shivers and every sane person is showing grief and concern over the incident.

It must be recalled that the victim was abducted on January 10 when she went to nearby forest to herd horses. Her body was recovered from the bushes in Hirangar on January 17.

Mr Abdullah said the revelations made in the primary report of the crime branch are very serious and government should immediately arrest the elements who are spreading hatred in the state and are trying to disrupt peace. He urged the government to take Kathua incident seriously.