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Kathua rape case trial begins today

The trial in the Kathua rape and murder case begins today. Eight men have been accused for allegedly drugging, torturing and gang-raping an 8-year-old girl in a village temple in Kathua for a week in January in 2018.

The hearing of the case is scheduled to take place at 2 pm at the court of the Chief Judicial Magistrate in Kathua.

The alleged gangrape and murder of the small girl, who belonged to nomadic Muslim community, took place in the Kathua district in January. Her body was found on January 17.

The eight accused in the case have been produced before the Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) of Kathua as the trial started this morning.

The CJM Kathua, A.S. Langeh then postponed the hearing in the matter to April 28.

The father of the eight-year-old victim has already moved the Supreme Court seeking transfer of the trial to outside Jammu nad Kashmir, preferably Chandigarh.

The apex court will hear the matter at 2 p.m.

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