Amidst report in a section of the media regarding the Kathua rape and murder case, the Jammu and Kashmir police have said that experts have confirmed the sedation, sexual assault and murder of the 8 year old girl.
The Crime Branch statement on the case comes in the wake of reports in print and electronic media as well as social media regarding the case registered at the Hiranagar police station in Kathua district.
However, for the last couple of days, a section of print/electronic media has published/broadcast information/reports shared on the social media sites as well, which are far from truth, the Crime Branch said.
"Accordingly, on the basis of medical opinion, Section 376 (D) of the Ranbir Penal Code was added in the case. The medical opinion also established beyond doubt that the victim was held in captivity and administered sedatives and the cause of her death was asphyxia leading to cardiopulmonary arrest," the statement also added.