25-year-old arrested for raping widow on pretext of marriage

Clay Curtis
April 16, 2018

The men included a "retired government official, four police officers and a juvenile".

Scenes last week of lawyers trying to stop police from entering court to file charges against the accused sparked nationwide revulsion.

Jammu and Kashmir is India's only Muslim-majority state, but the Jammu region in the south, where the rape and murder took place, is Hindu-dominated.

The accused include a local priest and police officers. The protesting lawyers were demanding that the case be transferred to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for a probe instead of being handle by the Jammu and Kashmir investigative authorities. The father died in hospital of his wounds last Monday.

The small, lifeless body of the girl, whose identity is protected by Indian law, was recovered from a forest in the isolated Himalayan district of Kathua in late January after an extensive police search. Her raped and mutilated body was found in the woods a week later.

Police registered a case of rape and criminal intimidation under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code after the victim filed a case last night, said officials.Further investigations by Mumbra police are underway, he said.

The entire nation is ashamed and condemns the brutal rape and murder of the eight-year-old girl named Asifa from Kathua.

"India simply can not continue to treat its women the way it does".

Several other activists and women have planned protests in Delhi and other parts of the country over the weekend.

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Among the protesters in New Delhi was 37-year-old professional, Aditi Sengupta.

Placards are placed on a police barricade in New Delhi on April 13, 2018 as Indian women protest against two recent rapes of young girls.

Mr Prime Minister, your silence is unacceptable. 1. Politicians haven't shown the spine to stand up for the victim. If you don't demand Asifa get justice, you belong to nothing'. According to reports, two senior BJP ministers Chandra Prakash Gupta and Lal Singh attended a rally organised by the Hindu Ekta Manch and directed the police not to make any more arrests.

"The law will not be obstructed by the irresponsible actions and statements of a group of people", she said on Twitter. Policemen who fail to register rape complaints are liable to be jailed for up to two years. Roughly 19,000 of the 40,000 rapes in 2016 were of children.

Almost 35,000 rape cases were reported to Indian police and 7,000 convictions were made in 2015, both increasing by about 40 per cent from three years earlier, according to government data.

But the measures introduced after 2012 have failed to change many realities on the ground.

The infamous Kathua Rape Case involving the inhumane rape of Asifa by multiple men inside the Devasthan prayer hall before she was strangled to death to allegedly "dislodge" a group of Bakherwal Muslim nomads from the Rasana village in Kathua has shaken the country. In cases where the rapists were politically powerful, or came from a dominant community, officers often encouraged the women to "compromise" or move on.

Up until now, police had refused to investigate the victim's accusations, she said. "To hold the police accountable has been a perennial problem, and not just with rape", Ms Bajoria said. "My only demand is that the government should work to create an atmosphere where women and girls of this country can live peacefully and without any fear", Rahul Gandhi said while talking to reporters.

Meanwhile, the Director of Sports Tadar Appa said that, sport Department never discriminate or deprive any one or any sports, we are always helping encouraging all the sports person or association as per possible manner, who approach us with proper channel through their parents Association which is appellate with Director of sports, Arunachal Pradesh.

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