For example, the brutal gangrape, torture and murder of 8-year-old Asifa Bano in Jammu and Kashmir in January this year, which came to light recently, and soon gained global coverage as well. Her body was recovered on January 17, from the forest of the Rasana village - mutilated and rotting. The girl had been missing for a week. The main accused in the crime are Sanji Ram, 60, a former revenue official, his nephew, a juvenile, son Vishal, a student of B.Sc. Agriculture at Akansha College Mirapur, UP, and Special Police Officer Deepak Khajuria.
The Bar Association of Jammu still demands a CBI probe as the investigation by the crime branch will "only benefit the accused in the case and deny justice to the girl", Salathia said, adding the government can not order a probe by the central agency as it is up to the court now.
The police have arrested eight persons in the case. Congress president Gandhi described the rape and killing of the girl as "unimaginable brutality" that cannot go unpunished, and wondered how anybody can seek to protect the culprits.
"No one should see this as a religious or a political issue, this is a crime and culprits should be apprehended and dealt with severely", she said. The government has ordered a magisterial probe in the case.
Madhav is the BJP central leaderships pointsman for the state where the party is a partner in the government led by PDPs Mehbooba Mufti.
He was responding to tweets by a journalist from a TV channel in which she had said Mehbooba had expressed displeasure over BJP ministers actions in regard with this case.
The National Commission for Women (NCW) on Thursday condemned the rape incidents in Jammu & Kashmir's Kathua and Uttar Pradesh's Unnao, calling for action against the perpetrators.
While tragedies like the Kathua gang-rape and murder are known to shake the conscience of our nation, they also call for condemnation from the highest offices. He also lashed out at the politics being played over the crime. In fact, she was gang-raped "one last time" before hitting her with a stone twice on her head to ensure she was dead.