Kathua rape-and-murder case: Alleged conspirator's family wants CBI probe
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Kathua rape-and-murder case: Alleged conspirator's family wants CBI probe

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The family members of Sanji Ram, the alleged conspirator of the Kathua rape and murder case, have said that he should be hanged publicly but only if a CBI probe into the case finds him guilty. The family members also criticised the national media for portraying their agitation for a CBI probe into the case as "pro-rapists" and "pro-culprits", and said the scribes were "delivering judgments without investigation".

Huddled together under a tree in a nondescript hamlet in their village in Jammu and Kashmirs Kathua district, Rams family members have been demanding an "impartial investigation by a credible agency". Sixteen women, who were on a fast demanding a CBI probe into the case, have been hospitalised in past 15 days. "My father (Sanji Ram) and brother (Vishal) should be hanged to death if they are found guilty, provided the investigation is conducted by a credible agency.

We want justice for the girl by a probe through a credible agency and only such probe can ensure our fathers and brothers innocence," one of Rams daughters said. "Media should have heard us, our side and our fears on the probe by the Crime Branch. Wanting a CBI probe to give justice to 8-year girl, meant to media that we were shielding culprits or creating hurdle in the probe. It was wrong.

We always batted for justice for the girl," she said. She expressed doubt about the credibility of the probe by the ...

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