• Wednesday, August 17, 2022

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Group accused of gang raping, killing Indian girl plead not guilty

By: Sarwar Alam

Eight men accused of raping and murdering an eight-year-old girl pleaded not guilty on Monday (16) to the horrific crime that has sparked revulsion and brought thousands to India’s streets in protest. Four police and a Hindu temple custodian are among those accused of gang raping and killing a Muslim girl from a poor tribe in Jammu and Kashmir state where the highly-charged case has stoked long-simmering religious tensions. The accused men appeared in court in the city of Kathua on Monday for the first time since being arrested in February for the girl’s murder. Ankur Sharma, a lawyer for…

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