Jammu: Amid uproar by opposition over brutal ‘rape and murder’ of 8-year-old in Kathua, government on Saturday ordered suspension of SHO Hiranagar.
According to the GNS correspondent, the legislators of opposition NC and Congress including Shamima Firdous, Ali Mohd Sagar, GM Saroori, Mubarak Gil Mian Altaf, Altaf Kaloo, Vikar Rasol, Abdul Majeed Larmi and Usman Majeed staged massive protest inside the assembly, demanding strict action against those responsible for “rape and murder” of 8-year old girl namely Asifa at Rasana area of Hiranagar in Kathua district.
The opposition members questioned silence by Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and also pointed fingers at police investigation. “The screams and cries of the girl were heard by neighbors. Why was such a delay by police,” they said.
Asifa was abducted on Jan 10 and questioned police for not conducting searches inside the small village where she was kept inside the cowshed.
BJP MLA for Kathua constituency Rajeev Jasrotia stood up from his chair and said “you are playing politics on religion basis and you want to communalize the issue”.