Kathua: Chief Judicial Magistrate Kathua,today rejected the bail application of juvenile accused in the rape and murder of an eight-year-old in Kathua. The juvenile accused is main conspirator Sanji Ram’s nephew who was reportedly expelled from his school in Hiranagar for misbehaving with girls. Reportedly an alcoholic and drug user, he is believed to have strangulated the girl before smashing her face with a stone.
Earlier, a policeman and a SPO arrested in connection with the Kathua rape and murder case have moved the Jammu and Kashmir High Court seeking a fresh CBI probe into the matter and quashing of the investigation by the state crime branch.
Sub-Inspector Anand Dutta and Special Police Officer (SPO) Deepak Khajuria were arrested for allegedly destroying evidence related to the rape and killing of an eight-year-old girl in the state’s Kathua district.
A petition was filed in the high court in this regard yesterday by their counsel Veenu Gupta. The petitioners pleaded that the crime branch probe be quashed as it had been shifted on three occasions from the local police to it, and finally to a Special Investigation Team (SIT).