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Kathua Rape and Murder Case: Victim was heavily sedated

 Tuesday, July 31, 2018  |  No Comments

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Jammu:

The  Supplementary charge sheet filed by the crime branch of Jammu and Kashmir police stated that the eight year old girl (Aasifa), who was gang-raped and killed in January this year, was overdosed with a cocktail of sedatives, which incapacitated her from resisting the sexual assault and murder.

The charge sheet was submitted by the Crime Branch team led by Senior Superintendent of Police R K Jalla and special public prosecutors J K Chopra and Santokh Singh Basra, Bhopinder Singh and Harminder Singh before the Pathankot District and Sessions judge Tejwinder Singh. In a statement, special public prosecutor J K Chopra said that “We have submitted the supplementary charge sheet, giving details of call analyses, bank details and medical reports,” The charge sheet lists in chilling detail, the sedatives, including cannabis, that was forcefully given to the 8-year old Aasifa to keep her captive for five days.

The drugs believed to be local cannabis as well as Epitril with the composition of 0.5mg were given to the victim. Besides that, she was forcefully given five tablets of Clonazepam of 0.5 mg each which is higher than the safe dosage. According to medical reports submitted along with the charge sheet, the signs and symptoms of an overdose may include drowsiness, confusion, impaired coordination, slow reflexes, slowed or stopped breathing, coma (loss of consciousness) and death.

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