Srinagar, Apr 21: The crime branch of Jammu and Kashmir police has said that the credible medical opinion report has confirmed that the cause of death in case of Kathua minor victim was asphyxia leading cardio pulmonary arrest after the victim was held in captivity and administered sedatives.
In a statement issued here on Saturday the Crime Branch said after completion of all legal formalities of investigation, a charge sheet was produced in the competent court of law and investigating agency is in the process of submitting supplementary charge sheet.
The Crime Branch in its statement said that though for the last couple of days, a section of print and electronic media published/broadcasted baseless and factually incorrect information/reports about the Kathua rape and murder case FIR No. 10/2018 dated 12.01.2018 registered in Police Station, Hiranagar Kathua and shared it on social media sites as well. The Crime Branch said that opinion furnished by medical experts has given strength to the investigation conducted so far as the medical report has confirmed that the victim was found subjected to sexual assault by the accused. The medical expert has also opined that hymen of the victim was not found intact. Accordingly, on the basis of medical opinion, section 376 (D) RPC was added in the case. In addition to this, medical opinion has established beyond doubt that the victim was held in captivity and administered sedatives and her cause of death was asphyxia leading to cardio pulmonary arrest. (KNS)