Kathua rape case: I may get raped, I can be killed, says rape victim’s lawyer

Kathua rape case: I may get raped, I can be killed, says rape victim’s lawyer

NATIONAL | April 16, 2018 (IANS): 

Kathua rape victim’s lawyer Deepika Singh Rajawat on Sunday said she fears for her life as she may get raped or murdered. “Today, I don’t know, I am not in my senses. I can be raped, I can be killed and may be they won’t allow me to practice in court. They (have) isolated me, I don’t know how I can survive,” Advocate Deepika Singh Rajawat told ANI. She added that she has been called anti-Hindu and boycotted socially. Further, Deepika said she would be approaching the Supreme Court to demand security for herself and her family.

“I will tell this to the Supreme Court. I am feeling bad and it’s really unfortunate. You can well imagined my plight. But, I will stand for justice and we would seek justice for the eight-year-old girl,” she concluded. Earlier today, the Bar Council of India (BCI) said a panel has been formed to probe the actions of Jammu and Kashmir Bar Association lawyers, who had stopped police from filing a chargesheet in the Kathua rape and murder case. In connection with the case, two First Information Reports (FIRs) have been filed: one against eight people for allegedly being involved in the crime and another has been filed against a group of lawyers which had allegedly stopped the police from filing chargesheet against the eight accused.

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Two Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ministers leaders, Chandra Prakash Ganga and Lal Singh, have also resigned following accusations of attending a rally in support of the miscreants responsible for the crime. The alleged gangrape and murder of the eight-year-old girl, who belonged to nomadic Muslim community, took place in the Kathua district in January. After being missing for a week, her body was found on January 17. The chargesheet has revealed gory details about the crime and this has led to a public outcry in various parts of the country.

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