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.
Supreme Court today directed the Jammu and Kashmir police to interrogate witnesses from a visible distance in the Kathua case, and in presence of their family members.Three witnesses had alleged torture by the police during the probe
— ANI (@ANI) May 17, 2018
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.