The trial in the Kathua case has been jubilatory, we have a verdict in just 14 months

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Kathua Rape-Murder Case: 6 convicted out of 7 accused


The Verdict of an 8-year-old Kathua Rape-Murder Case has been delivered by the Special Court on Monday. 6 out of 7 accused have been convicted and 1 one of them is acquitted.

List of convicted and charges proved on them:

  1. Sanji Ram (Mastermind) Sections 120B, 302, 376
  2. Pravesh Doshi- Sections 120B, 302, 376
  3. Deepak Khajuria – Sections 120B, 302, 34, 376D, 363, 201, 343
  4. Tilak Raj- Section- 201
  5. Surinder Verma- Sections 201
  6. Anand Dutta Verma
  7. Vishal, Sanjhi Ram’s Son – Acquitted

Sanji Ram is considered the mastermind while Deepak Khajuria is the police officer who has been convicted in the case.

Kashmiri leaders have welcomed the verdict

We are seeing twitter reactions from all over the country. Leaders of Kashmir have also welcomed the judgment on Twitter. The President of Peoples Democratic Party Mehbooba Mufti tweeted “Welcome the judgment. High time we stop playing politics over a heinous crime where an 8-year-old child was drugged, raped repeatedly & then bludgeoned to death. Hope loopholes in our judicial system are not exploited & culprits get exemplary punishment”

Former Cm of Jammu & Kashmir also opined on the matter. He posted “Amen to that. The guilty deserve the most severe punishment possible under the law. And to those politicians who defended the accused, vilified the victim & threatened the legal system no words of condemnation are enough. #KathuaRapeCase

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Nirbhaya case took 6 years for justice

Before this, the accused of Nirbhaya case was convicted by the Supreme Court in 2018. It took 6 years in Nirbhaya rape-murder case for the justice of 23- year old woman. This time it has merely taken over than a year for the verdict. So clearly we have something to rejoice. The trial system has worked fastly in this case.

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