Doctors claim Kathua rape victim dies of assaults, suffocation

Pathankot: The doctors who conducted a postmortem on the eight-year-old Kathua rape victim told that the girl was sexually assaulted and she died of suffocation. A lawyer informed the court. The doctors further concluded that the girl was repeatedly assaulted before being killed at a village in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kathua district in January.

Special Public Prosecutor J K Chopra told that the doctors who conducted the postmortem had recently recorded their statement before the court of chief judicial magistrate.

Mr. Chopra, who has been representing the Jammu and Kashmir Police’s Crime Branch further said, citing asphyxia as the reason behind her death, the doctors said the victim was subjected to sexual assault.

According to the charge sheet, the child was abducted on January 10. She was killed on January 14 and her body was found in a forest area near Kathua on January 17.