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UNITED NATIONS: The uproar over the horrific rape and murder of Kathua Child is echoing at global stage. In this regard, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres stated that he wants Indian authorities to ensure that the perpetrators of the "horrific" gang rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua be brought to justice. His Spokesperson Stephane Dujarric told reporters that he has seen reports about the "horrific case" of the abuse and murder of the nomadic Bakerwal community girl.


"We very much hope that the authorities will bring the perpetrators to justice so they can be held accountable for the murder of this young girl," he said. The minor was kidnapped on January 10, and taken to a temple in Kathua, drugged and gang raped over days and finally killed to scare the nomadic Muslim community out of the village. Her body was found dumped in a forest near Rasana village seven days later.


Pertinetly, Eight people, including four police personnel - a head constable, a sub-inspector and two special police officers -- have been arrested in the case and charges filed against seven of them. On Friday, two Bharatiya Janata Party ministers, Choudhary Lal Singh and Chander Prakash Ganga, who attended a rally in support of the Kathua accused in March, resigned from the Jammu and Kashmir government led by Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti.