Thiruvananthapuram, Apr 14 (PTI) Malayalam actor Parvathy today condemned the alleged gangrape and murder of an eight-year old girl from Kathua in Jammu and Kashmir, saying she was ‘ashamed’ of the incident.

She posted a picture of herself on Facebook, in which she is seen holding a placard that read: “I am Hindustan. I am ashamed. 8 years old. Gangraped. Murdered in ‘Devi’stan temple. #KATHUA.”

The eight-year old girl from the nomadic Bakerwal Muslim community disappeared near her house on January 10 in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kathua district. A week later, her body was found in the same area.

A Special Investigation Team of the Crime Branch, formed to probe the incident, has arrested eight people, including two special police officers (SPOs) and a head constable and a Sub-inspector, who were charged with destroying evidence.

Jammu has been on tenterhooks since the brutal rape and murder, with a group Hindu Ekta Manch siding with the accused and lawyers obstructing the submission of charge sheet in the court.

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