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asifa's rape and killing: the girl, her family and the accused | india

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asifa's rape and killing: the girl, her family and the accused | india

udhampur, indian-administered kashmir - the time was ripe to kill the girl, sanji ram told his juvenile nephew on a cold january evening.the ritual had been performed and asifa, an eight-year-old muslim nomad girl, was taken to a culvert in front of a temple where she had been kept in captivity, and sedated, for four days in rasana village of kathua district in indian-administered kashmir.but, before she would be strangulated and her head was hit twice with a stone "to make sure" she is dead, deepak khajuria, a special police officer, made a demand. he wanted to rape the girl before she was killed."as such", the police investigation noted, "once again the little girl was gang raped" by the accused police officer and then by the juvenile.for the next three months, the rape and murder of asifa seemed to be another case of sexual violence that is rampant in india but rare in indian administered kashmir, till the barbarity and the plot came to fore in the 16-page charge sheet presented by the crime branch - a local investigating agency.the investigation revealed that the rape and murder were systematic, preplanned and rooted in religious hatred harboured by sanji ram, a hindu, against the muslim nomadic community of bakarwals.the nomad girlasifa, the nomad girl, loved to take horses for grazing to the forest near her home in rasana, a quiet village in kathua district of indian-administered kashmir.the reason asifa was picked as a target by sanji ram, who knew she "often co...