Kathua rape, murder case verdict: The Pathankot court has pronounced the quantum of punishment in the Kathua rape and murder case today, June 10, 2019. Main accused Sanji Ram along with the two other co-conspirators have been sentenced to life imprisonment and 5-year jail term has been awarded to those involved in destruction of evidence related to the case.
Kathua rape, murder case verdict: The quantum of punishment in the Kathua rape and murder case has been pronounced by the Pathankot court today, June 10, 2019. Sanji Ram, the main accused along with the other two co-conspirators have been sentenced to life imprisonment while 5-year jail term was pronounced for those found guilty of having destroyed evidence related to the case. The Kathua rape and murder case is related to an eight-year-old minor girl, who was gang-raped and murdered in the state of Jammu and Kashmir at Kathua.
Earlier today, before the verdict on the case, the court had convicted six out of the seven accused under three Sections of the Indian Penal Code. However, the juvenile named Vishal has been acquitted of all charges against him. Meanwhile, the parents of the minor had called for the Pathankot court to award death penalty to those accused in the case. Additional security had been deployed in the area and as well as in Kathua as police anticipated protests after the pronouncement of the verdict in the Kathua rape and murder case.
According to reports in a leading daily, the three police officials Tilak Raj, Anand Dutta, and Surender Verma has been convicted for destruction of evidence under section 201 of the Ranbir Penal Code (RPC). The team of lawyers, fighting on behalf of the family of the victim said that they would again appeal to the court against the acquittal of the main accused Sanjhi Ram’s son Vishal soon after examining the judgment of the Kathua rape and murder case.