Kathua rape-murder case: SC directs J-K police to maintain distance during witness interrogation

The Supreme Court on Thursday directed the Jammu and Kashmir police to interrogate witnesses from a visible distance in the Kathua gang rape and murder case. The court also directed that the interrogation should be conducted in the presence of the family members.

In January, a nomadic eight-year-old Muslim girl was abducted, drugged, tortured, gang-raped and killed, revealed by the Crime Branch charge sheet.

This comes after three witnesses in the case had accused Jammu and Kashmir police of torture. Yesterday, the court had also refused to give protection to witnesses and to change the investigating agency.

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