The United Nations on Friday termed the rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kathua district as horrific, PTI reported.
“I think we have seen the media reports of this horrific case, of the abuse and the murder of a young girl,” UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres’ spokesperson Stephane Dujjaric told reporters. “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 was asked about the UN chief’s response to the incident.
Eight people including a juvenile have been chargesheeted for abducting the minor, holding her captive in a temple, drugging and raping her repeatedly before murdering her. Her body was found in the forests near Rasana in Jammu and Kashmir on January 17.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday condemned the incident in Kathua and the rape of a teenager in Unnao in July 2017, in which an Uttar Pradesh legislator is accused. “As a country, as a society, we all are ashamed of it,” Modi said in New Delhi. “I want to assure the country that no culprit will be spared, complete justice will be done. Our daughters will definitely get justice.”
Congress President Rahul Gandhi asked the prime minister to specify when the women and girls in the country will get justice. “Dear Prime Minister, Thank you for breaking your long silence,” Gandhi said on Twitter. “You said ‘our daughters will get justice’. India wants to know: when?