Advertisement

CMCM

Updated on: Wednesday, May 29, 2019, 10:46 PM IST

Kathua rape case: Girl’s family leaves for higher hills

Advertisement

Kathua : The grief-stricken family of the eight-year-old girl, who was brutally raped and murdered in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kathua district, has set off on their annual journey to the pasture lands deep in the hills of the state, with the hope that justice will be done in the case.

The family, belonging to the Bakerwal community, quietly packed their bags, saddled their horses and set off on the arduous journey to the higher hills a few days ago, the police said.

“They do it every summer. They have not abandoned the hamlet. Neither they fled nor they were forced out,” SSP Kathua Suleman Choudhary told PTI.

Advertisement

He rubbished media reports that the grieving family had abandoned the hamlet.

“The incident left the girl’s parents and her two brothers devastated… The family followed the probe closely. They left the hamlet a few days ago, with the hope that the culprits would be punished and justice done,” one of their relatives said.

The girl loved her horses and grazed them in the meadows. The family never imagined this would happen to them, the relative said.

Advertisement

The relative alleged that the residents of the hamlet “did not allow us to bury the body in the area”.

The family had good relations with the local residents, but “we were not allowed to bury her in the area,” he said.

(To receive our E-paper on whatsapp daily, please click here. We permit sharing of the paper's PDF on WhatsApp and other social media platforms.)

Advertisement
Published on: Saturday, April 14, 2018, 12:15 AM IST
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement