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Verdict gives hope that such brutalities will not go unpunished: V K Singh on Kathua case

PTI | New Delhi | Updated: 10-06-2019 21:03 IST | Created: 10-06-2019 20:54 IST
Verdict gives hope that such brutalities will not go unpunished: V K Singh on Kathua case
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Union minister V K Singh hailed the court verdict in the Kathua rape-and-murder case on Monday and said it gave hope that such brutalities would not go punished. He also stressed on the need to educate boys on how to treat and respect women.

"Guilty from #Kathua rape-murder case are convicted-it gives me hope that such brutalities will not go unpunished. But it also makes me think of our collective consciousness as a society-why should Kathua or Aligarh happen? Need to educate our boys on how to treat & respect women," the Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways said in a tweet. A court in Punjab's Pathankot sentenced the three main accused in the gangrape-and-murder case of an eight-year-old nomadic girl in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua to life imprisonment, while awarding a five-year jail term to three others for destruction of evidence.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal also welcomed the court verdict, saying there should be no mercy for the accused as they committed a crime against humanity. "Welcome court verdict in Kathua gangrape and murder of a minor girl. Those monsters who commit heinous crimes like Kathua and Aligarh deserve exemplary punishment and there should be no mercy for such criminals against humanity," the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief said in a tweet.

The girl was kidnapped on January 10 last year and gangraped in captivity in a small village temple in Kathua after having been kept sedated for four days. She was later bludgeoned to death. The incident led to a countrywide outcry and the trial was held on a day-to-day basis at the district and sessions court in Pathankot.


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