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Mon Jun 10, 2019, 04:24 AM

Court convicts six in child rape, murder case in India's Jammu and Kashmir

Source: Reuters

WORLD NEWS JUNE 10, 2019 / 2:38 AM / UPDATED AN HOUR AGO

Court convicts six in child rape, murder case in India's Jammu and Kashmir

Manoj Kumar
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PATHANKOT, India (Reuters) - An Indian court on Monday convicted six men of involvement in the rape and murder of an eight-year-old Muslim girl in India’s Jammu and Kashmir state last year, said a prosecution lawyer.

The case sparked outrage and criticism of the country’s ruling party after some of its members opposed charges being laid.

The girl, from a nomadic Muslim community that roams the forests of Kashmir, was drugged, held captive in a temple and sexually assaulted for a week before being strangled and battered to death with a stone in January 2018.

The abduction, rape and killing of the child was part of a plan to remove the minority nomadic community from the area, the 15-page charge sheet said.

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Read more: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-india-rape/court-convicts-six-in-child-rape-murder-case-in-indias-jammu-and-kashmir-idUSKCN1TB0N1

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