PM Modi Breaks Silence on Kathua Child’s Gange Rape, Murder & Unnao Cases
Prime Minister Narinder Modi on Friday said that the country’s “daughters” would “definitely get justice”. “I want to assure the country that no culprit will be spared, complete justice will be done. Our daughters will definitely get justice,” Modi told a rally in Delhi.
The Prime Minister for the first time was speaking out on the gange rape and murder of an eight-year-old child in Kathua and the alleged rape of a 17-year-old by a BJP MLA in Unnao.
Modi’s comments came on a day when the Supreme Court took serious note of the attempt by a group of lawyers in Jammu to prevent J&K Police from filing a chargesheet at a local court last week in the Kathua case.
The apex court sought explanations by April 19 from the Bar Council of India, Jammu and Kashmir Bar Council, Jammu High Court Bar Association and Kathua district bar association.
According to J&K Police’s Crime Branch, which is investigating the case, the murder was part of a plan to “dislodge” a group of Bakerwal Muslim nomads from Rasana village in Kathua near Jammu.
The charge sheet reads that the mastermind behind the rape and murder is retired revenue official Sanji Ram who is among the eight arrested, along with his son Vishal Jangotra and nephew, believed to be a juvenile.
The Crime Branch had also arrested Special Police Officers (SPOs) Deepak Khajuria and Surinder Kumar, a Rasana resident Parvesh Kumar, Assistant Sub Inspector Anand Dutta and Head Constable Tilak Raj in the case. Dutta and Raj were arrested on charges of attempting to destroy evidence.