Supreme Court to take up Kathua gang rape case; after advocates make a plea

need be mentioned that the eight year old is said to have been raped multiple times and later strangled and dumped near a culvert

Amid the unfortunate politics being played on the issue of Kathua gang rape and murder of eight year old, the Supreme Court has said today that it will examine the case if advocates presented the facts to the court in writing.

It need be mentioned that the eight year old is said to have been raped multiple times and later strangled and dumped near a culvert.

The top court wants it mentioned in writing that lawyers in Kathua, Jammu and Kashmir agitated to prevent the filing of a chargesheet against the rape accused.

The apex court also wants it mentioned that the lawyers threatened those representing the family of the eight-year-old who was raped.

In Delhi, a clutch of lawyers who practice in the SC, requested a bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud to take suo moto cognisance of the horrific incident. 

The lawyers said they would put together the facts of the case in writing for the SC.

The minor hailed from a nomad Muslim community and she had been held captive, sedated and raped for several days at a temple.

It was then that she was murdered at Rassana village in Kathua district, as per police chargesheet.

The accused including the mastermind Sanji Ramthe, his son Vishal, sub-inspector Anand Dutta, two Special Police Officers Deepak Khajuria and Surender Verma, head constable Tilak Raj and civilian Parvesh Kumar have been booked in the case.

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