United Nations terms Kathua rape case as horrific; hopes authorities bring perpetrators to justice


United Nations: Raising his concern in Kathua rape case United Nations chief Antonio Guterres termed the incident as horrific and expressed a hope that the authorities will bring perpetrators of the crime to justice. “I think we’ve seen the media reports of this horrific case, of the abuse and the murder of a young girl. We very much hope that the authorities will bring the perpetrators to justice so they can be held accountable for the murder of this young girl,” Guterres’ spokesperson Stephane Dujjaric told reporters.

Kathua rape case is related to the disappearance of an eight years old girl from Jammu and Kashmir’s Kathua district, who was later found dead by the police a week later. The investigation and medical check-up revealed that she was held in captivity in a village temple where six men allegedly raped her multiple times. The victim was drugged, raped repeatedly before being bludgeoned to death.

Following the incident protests were erupted in various parts of the country and on Friday, PM Narendra Modi has ensured the justice to the family of the victim. “I want to assure the nation that no criminal will be spared. Justice will be done. Our daughters will get justice,” he said.

A Special Investigation Team of Crime Branch, formed to probe the incident, has arrested eight people, including two special police officers (SPOs) and a head constable and a sub-inspector, who were charged with destroying evidence.

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