CM Mehbooba expresses anguish over gruesome” murder of Asifa, assures action


SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti on Thursday expressed her anguish over the “gruesome” murder of eight-year-old girl, belonging to nomadic Bakerwal community in Kathua district.

Mufti took to twitter to express her resentment and also assured of investigation into the case.

“Outraged by the heinous incident in which a young Bakerwal girl has lost her life. Incidents like this will be investigated expeditiously & the guilty will be punished,” she said.

Earlier in the day, opposition parties staged a walkout from the Legislative Assembly to protest against the murder of the girl of Bakerwal community in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir.

As soon as proceedings of the House began, Congress and NC legislators stood up to protest against the murder of the little girl of Kathua.

The body of the girl, who was allegedly abducted a week ago, was recovered yesterday from bushes in Hiranagar. The opposition legislators alleged that police did not make any efforts to trace the girl after she was abducted. (PTK)