New Delhi: Kathua rape case Verdict: In a case related to rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl of the Khanabatosh community in Kathua Case, a special court on Monday convicted six persons. The Special Court of Pathankot sentenced three convicts to life imprisonment and three to five years imprisonment for 5 years.
Court sentenced Sanjhi Ram, Parvesh Doshi, and Deepak Khajuria to life imprisonment. At the same time, the main accused Sanjhi Ram’s son (7th accused) Vishal was acquitted. The hearing in the closed room was completed on June 3. This incident shook the whole country.
According to the charge sheet of the fifteen pages, the eight-year-old kidnapped girl was held hostage in a village temple in Kathua district on January 10, last year and she was raped. He was kept unconscious for four days before killing her.
In the first week of June last year, the District and Sessions Court in Pathankot, Punjab, about 100 km from Jammu and 30 km from Kathua, started daily hearing of this matter. The Supreme Court had ordered the hearing of this case to be taken out of Jammu and Kashmir.
Those who have been convicted include Sarpanch Sanjiv ram, his nephew Anand Dutta and two special police officers Deepak Khajuria and Surendra Verma. Head Constable Tilakraj and Sub Inspector Anand Dutta have also been convicted, who destroyed important evidence.
Who is the culprit
Sanjeev Ram – main accused
Anand Dutta-Assistant Sub Inspector
Parvesh Kumar – Village head
Deepak Khajuria – SPO (Special Police Officer)
Surendra Verma – SPO (Special Police Officer)
Tilak Raj-Head Constable