New Delhi, April 11: Scores of protesters on Wednesday blocked Samba block railway track, demanding a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI)-led inquiry in the Kathua rape case. The protestors also demanded the deportation of Rohingyas from Jammu. The protesters were seen sitting on the railway track and raised slogans against the government.Also Read - Pulwama Attack Conspirator & JeM Chief Masood Azhar's Kin Killed in J&K Encounter
The eight-year-old girl was allegedly abducted, drugged, raped, tortured and killed on January 17, a week after she went missing. The victim belonged to a nomadic Muslim tribe in Kathua district in Jammu and Kashmir. Also Read - Jammu and Kashmir Lockdown: Resumption of Physical Hearing of Court Cases in J&K, Ladakh from August 2
The issue had repeatedly rocked the state Assembly with the opposition demanding action against the culprits. On January 23, the Mehbooba Mufti government had ordered a probe into the kidnapping and killing of the girl and handed over the case to the crime branch of the state police. Also Read - Indian Army Recruitment 2021: Apply Online For Clerical, Technical Posts Today | Check Rally Venue, Other Details Here
Meanwhile, the State Police have filed an FIR against lawyers who tried to prevent Crime Branch officers from filing a charge sheet in a court on Monday in connection with the rape and murder of the minor girl.
The lawyers of Jammu Bar Association are observing a bandh with similar demands. They raised slogans against Rohingyas settled in the area and urged Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti to take back her order on the tribal issue.
(With agency inputs)