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Kathua rape: SC to hear plea demanding case be shifted out of J&K

April 16, 2018 11:23

The Supreme Court will hear a petition seeking transfer of the Kathua rape case from Jammu.

The court will hear the case at 2 pm today.

The father of the eight-year-old girl who was raped and murdered in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua has requested the court to transfer the trial to Chandigarh, citing a backlash and lack of security for his family.

The murder of the child, who belonged to a nomadic Muslim community, outraged the country after details were exposed in a police chargesheet last week.

It became heavily politicised and two BJP ministers from Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti's cabinet, who had defended the accused, were forced to resign.

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