UN Chief condemns Kathua rape and murder; calls for action on accused

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United Nations :  chief Antonio Guterres termed the Kathua gangrape and murder case, which happened in Jammu and Kashmir with an eight-year-old girl, as ‘horrific’ and said that he hopes that the authorities will bring the perpetrators to justice.

Guterres’ spokesperson Stephane Dujjaric said, “I think we’ve seen the media reports of this horrific case, of the abuse and the murder of a young girl. 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.”

Dujjaric, while updating the reporters at his daily press briefing, responded to a question about the Secretary General’s response to the rape and murder of the eight-year-old girl, who was kept in captivity for a week in a temple, drugged and raped by at least six men.

“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,” he said.  (Agencies)

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