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Court convicts six in child rape, murder case in India's Jammu and Kashmir - lawyer

Reuters | Updated: 10-06-2019 12:15 IST | Created: 10-06-2019 12:04 IST
Court convicts six in child rape, murder case in India's Jammu and Kashmir - lawyer
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An Indian court on Monday convicted six men for the rape and murder of an eight-year-old Muslim girl in Jammu and Kashmir state last year, a lawyer for the prosecution told reporters, in a case that sparked outrage across the country.

The girl, from a nomadic Muslim community that roams the forests of Kashmir, was drugged, held captive in a temple and sexually assaulted for a week before being strangled and battered to death with a stone in January 2018.


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