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Kathua rape and murder case: 6 accused convicted, one acquitted

Five men have been convicted by the Special Court in Pathankot in connection with the brutal rape and murder of an eight-year-old nomadic girl in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kathua on Monday. Village head Sanji Ram, two special police officers Deepak Khajuria and Surender Verma and Head constable Tilak Raj have been convicted. Sarpanch's son Vishal has been acquitted in the case. According to the 15-page chargesheet, the eight-year-old girl, who was kidnapped on January 10 last year, was allegedly raped in captivity in a small village temple in Kathua district after having been kept sedated for four days before she was bludgeoned to death.

Updated : 10 June 2019, 12:19 PM