It hasn’t been more than 3 days that the gruesome gang-rape and murder of an 8-year-old girl, Asifa, has taken the country by shock. Even before we come to terms with such beastly brutality, reports have surfaced that the body of a mentally-ill-girl was discovered on April 13. This girl allegedly went missing from her house, and her body was found floating in a small seasonal ‘nallah’ (locally known as Dabbar), located at a distance of 70 meter from her house, in the outskirts of Jammu district – the same district that bore witness to the disturbing case of Asifa. On April 10, a man had lodged a missing complaint in police post Chowki Choura stating that his daughter had gone missing on April 9 and search for the girl had been initiated too.
According to reports, the post-mortem was conducted by a board of doctors in the presence of the executive magistrate. An inquest proceeding, under section 174 CrPC was initiated as the cause of death is yet to be ascertained.
Last Updated 14, Apr 2018, 5:00 PM IST