Kathua rape case: Victim’s family to remove lawyer

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Jammu: The aggrieved family members of the eight-year-old Kathua rape and murder victim has moved court to drop their lawyer Deepika Rajawat as she is rarely available in the court proceedings.

Family members of the victim said an application has been moved in Pathankot court in Punjab in this connection. They said that Rajawat shall not represent them and the power of attorney was being withdrawn.

The case has been heard 100 times by the court and around 100 witnesses have been examined during the trial, but their lawyer Rajawat had appeared for them on two occasions.

Sources said the lawyer Rajawat had told the media that she was receiving death threats since she decided to fight the case. It may be recalled that the victim was raped and subsequently murdered in Rasana village of Kathua district in Jammu and Kashmir in January. Eight people were arrested in this connection.

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