Kashmiri separatists seek death for minor’s rape-murder accused

Kashmiri separatists seek death for minor’s rape-murder accused

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Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik addresses a rally organised to protest against the rape and murder of a minor Bakerwal girl in Jammu and Kashmir

Srinagar, Feb 22 (IANS) Kashmiri separatist leaders on Thursday demanded death for those responsible for the rape and murder of a minor in Kathua district.At a joint protest rally, Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Yasin Malik said they would fight for justice to the 8-year-old, who went missing from a village in Kathua early last month. Her body was found on January 17.Police have so far arrested two persons including a special police officer (SPO), Deepak Kumar Khajuria, in connection with the case.The SPO was incidentally part of the search party to trace the girl."We demand death sentence for those involved in this heinous crime," Malik told the gathering.Geelani and the Mirwaiz, who are under house arrest, addressed the rally through telephone.--IANSsq/sar/bg

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