The Jammu and Kashmir Police is in the process of submitting a supplementary chargesheet in the Kathua rape case. It rebuffs the reports circulating in some sections of the media claiming that the girl was not subjected to rape before being murdered.
“After completion of all legal formalities of the investigation, a chargesheet was produced in the competent court of law and the investigating agency is in the process of submitting a supplementary charge sheet,” said a statement issued by the Jammu and Kashmir Crime Branch investigating the matter.
“On the strength of opinion furnished by medical experts, it has been confirmed that the victim was found subjected to sexual assault by the accused,” the statement clarified.
It added that even the medical expert has also opined that the hymen of the girl was not found intact.
In accordance with the medical report, Section 376 (D) Ranbir Penal Code was added in the case.
The statement further read that the medical opinion has established beyond doubt that the victim was held in captivity and administered sedatives and her cause of death was asphyxia leading to a cardiopulmonary arrest.
The eight-year-old girl belonging to a nomadic Muslim tribe in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir was allegedly abducted, drugged, gang-raped, tortured and killed in January.