Printer Friendly

Untoo decries undue delay in probe into Kathua victim.

ISLAMABAD -- International Forum for Justice Chairman, Mohammad Ahsan has expressed concern over the unjustifiable delay in the investigations into the heinous murder of a minor girl, Aasifa from Kathua district of Indian Occupied Kashmir.

According to reporter, Mohammad Ahsan Untoo while expressing solidarity with the Aasifa's family in Jammu condemned the politicization and communalization of the painful incident.

Asifa's body was found near Hiranagar in Kathua district on January 17, a week after she was abducted. Her body bore torture marks and was raped before murder.

Untoo said that news reports had pointed out the reluctance of police to lodge a missing report and begin a hunt to trace the girl. Even after her body was recovered, the necessary process of investigation including collection of evidence and recording of statements was not adequately done, he added.

Instead, the family of the victim and those campaigning for justice were harassed and intimidated, he said and added that Aasifa was a daughter of Jammu and Kashmir and no one can justify this inhuman act.He also met Bakerwal leaders and assured them of all help.

Meanwhile, investigators have named a retired revenue officer as the mastermind of the murder of the minor girl. However, police is reluctant to arrest him, said a relative of the victim.

Talib Hussain, also an activist of the nomad goatherd community, told reporters in Jammu that the Crime Branch in its status report submitted to the High Court had said the former revenue officer, Sanji Ram, might have murdered Aasifa.

COPYRIGHT 2018 Asianet-Pakistan
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2018 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:Balochistan Times (Baluchistan Province, Pakistan)
Geographic Code:9INDI
Date:Mar 13, 2018
Previous Article:DC inaugurates March round of anti-polio drive.
Next Article:Anti-polio campaign starts in KP, FATA.

Terms of use | Privacy policy | Copyright © 2019 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters