SRINAGAR, JULY 14: The Jammu and Kashmir government has terminated the services of all four police officials who are accused in the rape and murder case of an eight-year-old Bakerwal girl in Kathua district of the state, a media report said today.
Two Special Police Officers Deepak Khajuria and Surinder Kumar were terminated way back, but the sub-inspector Anand Dutta and head constable Tilak Raj were earlier placed under suspension.
“Yes, the services of all four police officials involved in the Kathua rape and murder case have been terminated with immediate effect from the date of the order,” Senior Superintendent of Police, Kathua, Shridhar Patil said. SD Singh Jamwal, Inspector General of Police, Jammu was quoted as having said by Firstpost.
The four cops were among eight accused in the horrific gangrape-and-murder of the girl that triggered worldwide outrage.
The other four include a retired revenue official Sanji Ram, his son Vishal Jangotra, his nephew Shubam Khajuria and a Rasana resident Parvesh Kumar.
The trial of the case was shifted to Pathankot from Kathua following a plea by the girl’s father.