Kathua victim's kin may approach Supreme Court for justice
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Kathua victim's kin may approach Supreme Court for justice

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The parents of the eight-year-old Kathua rape and murder victim may move the Supreme Court for justice, amid reports that they want the case trail outside Jammu and Kashmir following disruptions by local lawyers.

The biological father of the victim has permitted the legal team to approach the Supreme Court in hope for justice, family lawyer Deepika Singh Rajawat indicated in a Facebook comment.

A family lawyer was also quoted in media reports as saying that there is apprehension that the peaceful trail was not possible in Jammu, and it will urge the top court to transfer the case to some other state.

The Supreme Court took a tough stand on Friday and said that access to justice cannot be obstructed, after local lawyers tried to obstruct filing of the chargesheet in the case last week.

The girl was abducted on January 10 in Jammu's Kathua and killed four days later. Her crumpled body was recovered on January 17. Anger and shock have swept the country as details emerged last week of how the child was kidnapped, drugged, raped and brutally killed in captivity.

"I need justice. I had gone to Jammu and I have signed the documents. I have full faith in the courts and I hope justice will be done", said the victim's father.

Rajawat has filed a petition in the Jammu and Kashmir High Court for monitoring of the case. However, she and social activist and lawyer Talib Hussain reached De...

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