Kathua Case: Reports shared on media and social media far away from truth, says Police

Last Updated: April 24, 2018 at 6:32 pm

Srinagar : Over a period of time, Press/Electronic Media and Social Media has been sharing information with regard to the case FIR No. 10/2018 dated 12.01.2018registered in Police Station, Hiranagar Kathua.
After completion of all legal formalities of investigation, a charge sheet was produced in the competent court of law and investigating agency is in the process of submitting supplementary charge sheet. However, for the last couple of days, a section of print/ electronic media has published /broadcast information/reports shared on social media sites as well, which are far away from truth. Constrained by this reportage, it is to place on record that on the strength of opinion furnished by medical experts, it has been confirmed that the victim was found subjected to sexual assault by the accused.
The medical expert has also opined that hymen of the victim was not found intact. Accordingly, on the basis of medical opinion, section 376 (D) RPC was added in the case. In addition to this, medical opinion has established beyond doubt that the victim was held in captivity and administered sedatives and her cause of death was asphyxia leading to cardio pulmonary arrest.