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The house of Muhammad Yusuf Pujwala and his family whose eight-year-old daughter was killed recently. Firstpost  Sameer Yasir

The house of Muhammad Yusuf Pujwala and his family whose eight-year-old daughter was killed recently. Firstpost Sameer Yasir

The brutal gang-rape and murder of an 8-year old Muslim Gujjar girl (nomadic tribe community) in Kathua District by 8 persons (spread over four days) in January at a local temple has shocked the conscience of the entire nation.

Jammu: The family of the eight-year-old girl who was raped and murdered in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua has chose to request the Supreme Court to transfer the trial to another state.

Meanwhile, Mehbooba Mufti, who also holds the Home portfolio, terminated the services of a sub-inspector, a head constable and two Special Police Officers (SPOs) accused in the crime. The body of the girl was recovered from the Rassana forest in January, a week after she went missing from the area while grazing horses. Investigations revealed she was held captive in a temple and was sedated before being repeatedly raped and murdered. You said "our daughters will get justice". "As a country, as a society we all are ashamed of it", the Prime Minister said.

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"They have submitted their resignations to state BJP president", BJP General Secretary in occupied Kashmir, Ashok Kaul, in an interview said.

Jammu: The Jammu Bar Association on Saturday sought compensation and security for the Kathua rape and murder victim's family.

The HEM demanded the release of the accused arrested by the police and hand over the investigation to the Central Bureau of Investigation.

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The ruling PDP thanked the BJP leadership for taking resignations of the two leaders.

A much-relieved Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for defusing the situation and said the unfortunate incident had brought the people of the state and the rest of the country "together".

Unnao and Kathua rape cases have enraged the entire country with people from all walks of life and from all parts of India nearly unanimously calling out for jsutice for the victims and harsh punishment for those found guilty. I want to assure the country that no culprit will escape.

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A crisis had overtaken the Peoples Democratic Party-Bharatiya Janata Party coalition in the state over the role of these two ministers. He said the two BJP ministers' resignation was a confidence-building measure that will strengthen the alliance between PDP and the saffron party.

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