Kashmir child-rape incident: 2 BJP Ministers quit Mehbooba's cabinet

Kashmir child-rape incident: 2 BJP Ministers quit Mehbooba's cabinet

Lekhi must explain what took it so long for the two ministers to correct their mistakes if indeed they were misled.

The Chief Minister, who also holds the Home portfolio, terminated the services of four policemen named among the eight accused. The body of the girl was found in Rasana forest on January 17, a week after she went missing while grazing horses in the forest area.

According to the police chargesheet, Sanji Ram, the caretaker of the temple, in Rassana village in Kathua, about 90 km from here, as the main conspirator behind the abduction, rape and killing. "Our daughters will get justice", he said.

The BJP General Secretary said the development would had no bearing on the alliance of two ruling parties in the state. We appeal the people of the country to identify with us. The rape victim's father had later died in police custody after being allegedly thrashed by Sengar's brother and his supporters.

Bengalureans are now planning a protest movement - scheduled for Sunday (April 15) - to demand justice for the victims and to ensure that the guilty receive the harshest punishment allowed by the country's law. The rape wasn't part of the conspiracy, said the crime branch, which has charged his son, juvenile nephew and a police officer with gang rape. Amnesty International said the "disgraceful" attempts by lawyers and right-wing groups to obstruct the investigation showed "how deep the bigotry around this case runs".

Prime Minister Narendra Modi clearly anxious at the kind of nationwide outrage unleashed by the Kathua horror has promised to punish the guilty.

Meanwhile, PM Modi said, while speaking at the inauguration of B R Ambedkar Memorial at Delhi's Alipur Road: "I want to assure the nation that no culprit would be spared". Defending two BJP ministers following the Kathua gangrape and murder case, Ram Madhav said the two participated in the rally to pacify the crowd.

The latest revelation could nail the accused's purported lies as Vishal Jangotra had earlier claimed that he was in Uttar Pradesh writing his exam in January when the crime took place in Kathua in Jammu and Kashmir.

A crisis had overtaken the Peoples Democratic Party-Bharatiya Janata Party coalition in the state over the role of these two ministers.

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