Verdict in Kathua rape, murder case likely on Monday

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A special court in Pathankot is slated to deliver the verdict on Monday in the brutal rape and murder case of 8-year-old nomadic girl in Kathua in Jammu and Kashmir. The closed-door hearing in the case got completed on June 3, during which district and sessions judge Tejvinder Singh had announced that the verdict would be delivered on June 10.

Security has been stepped up by the authorities near the court premises in the wake of the verdict.

As per the chargesheet filed in the case, the girl was abducted on January 10, 2018 and held captive at a temple in a village in Kathua district. She was kept unconscious for almost four days, during which she was raped. Following the heinous act, the child was brutally murdered.

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