3 main convicts in Kathua rape and murder case awarded life imprisonment

JK Bank

The three main convicts in the rape and murder of an eight-year-old Kathua girl have been awarded life imprisonment.

Convicts Sanji Ram, Parvesh Kumar and Deepak Khajuria were booked under Sections 363 (kidnapping), 302 (murder), 376D (gangrape) and 120(B) criminal conspiracy of the Ranbir Penal Code.

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Three others, including cops Surender Verma, Anand Dutta and Tilak Raj, who were booked under RPC Section 201 (causing disappearance of evidence of offence, or giving false information to screen offender) have been sentenced to five years in prison each.

Earlier, six out of seven accused in rape and murder of eight year old Kathua girl  were held guilty under different sections of Ranbir Penal Code (RPC) by the special court.

Village head Sanjhi Ram, special police officer Deepak Khajuria, Surender Verma, Tilak Raj, and Anand Dutta have been held guilty. Only Sanjhi Ram’s son has been speared