Jammu, Jan 19: Amid protests at several places in Jammu and Kashmir, police on Friday arrested three suspected persons in connection with the murder of 8-year-old girl in Kathua district of Jammu region.
“We have arrested three suspected persons in connection with the murder and hopefully we will crack the case soon,” SSP Kathua Suleman Choudary told news agency GNS.
Asifa Bano (8) daughter of Mohammad Yousuf Pujwala of Rassana area of Hiranagar was abducted on January 10 and she was found murdered on January 17. A case was registered under FIR No. 10/2018 u/s 363, 302 RPC.
Meanwhile, the social activist Advocate Talib Hussain staged a protest demonstration near Tawi Bridge in Jammu against the brutal killing of the minor girl.
“We are protesting against the negligence of SHO. The doctors are also tight-lipped over the medical report. We suspect that they want to hush-up the case,” Talib said.
Talib Hussain said that the girl was bitten on face, abdomen and other parts. “She was abducted with an intention to rape. After carrying out this heinous crime, the girl was later brutality murdered,” he said.
He said that had police acted promptly after the family filed the complaint, the girl would have been rescued.
Talib alleged that there was “complete police negligence as they did not act promptly.” As per doctors, he said, the girl had died within 24 hours after her body was recovered.
The protesters demanded strict action against those responsible for the heinous crime.
Protests were held in many parts of Kashmir including Maisuma and Hyderpora and from Jammu division’s Kathua, Ramban, Surnkote, Poonch, Doda and Gandoh. The protesters were demanding the action against the culprits. (GNS)