New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday issued a notice to the Jammu and Kashmir State Government and sought a reply on the plea filed by the father of the eight-year-old Kathua victim, who was allegedly drugged, tortured, and gang-raped in a village temple for a week in January this year.
Meanwhile, senior apex court lawyer, Indira Jaising, who is appearing for the victim’s father, told the apex court that, “the atmosphere is not conducive for a fair trial. The atmosphere is highly polarised.”
The victim’s father had approached the apex court seeking safety and security.
The alleged gangrape and murder of the eight-year-old girl, who belonged to the nomadic Muslim community, took place in the Kathua district in January. After being missing for a week, her body was found on January 17.