UN hopes that Kathua rape culprits will be brought to justice

UN chief took cognizance of the matter and further stressed the importance of bringing the Kathua culprits to accountability.

The horrific Kathua rape case in which an eight years old girl was brutally gang-raped and murdered has shaken the conscience of the entire country. The incident not only caught the attention of Indian media but also of International media. The ripples of the incident have also reached the UN which has hoped that authorities will identify and punish the perpetrators.

UN chief Antonio Guterres took cognizance of the matter and said, “I think we’ve seen the media reports of this horrific case, of the abuse and the murder of a young girl.” He further stressed the importance of bringing the culprits to accountability. “We very much hope that the authorities will bring the perpetrators to justice so they can be held accountable for the murder of this young girl,” the Guterres spokesperson said.

On January 10, the eight years old girl from a local nomadic Bakerwal community was kidnapped, drugged and raped by several men. Her dead body was found in the same area from where she had gone missing.

According to the charge sheet filed by Crime Branch, the girl was kept in a Prayer Hall where the accused including two minors and some police officers raped her repeatedly and then killed her by hitting a stone. The incident recently caught the attention of national media and caused outrage across the country.

Congress President Rahul Gandhi denounced the incident in Kathua and in Unnao(Another rape case involving a BJP MLA) and asked Prime Minister to speak up. On Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi broke his silence on the matter and said that such incidents are a blot for the country and assured that the guilty will not be spared.

“I want to assure the nation that no criminal will be spared. Justice will be done. Our daughters will get justice,” he said.

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