A court on Monday sentenced three men to life imprisonment for the rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua district last year, a lawyer for the defence said, in a case that sparked outrage across the country. Three other men also convicted in the case were given a five-year prison sentence, lawyer Vinod Mahajan told reporters outside the courtroom in Pathankot. The girl, from a nomadic Muslim community, was drugged, held captive and sexually assaulted for a week before being strangled and battered to death with a stone in January 2018.
Here are the Highlights on Kathua case:
Welcome court verdict in Kathua gangrape and murder of a minor girl.- Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) 10 June 2019
Those monsters who commit heinous crimes like Kathua and Aligarh deserve exemplary punishment and there should be no mercy for such criminals against humanity.