Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Wednesday lamented that something was wrong with a society where men indulge in rape and murder of a child who is a manifestation of the Mother Goddess.
Referring to the shocking abduction, gang rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua in January, the Chief Minister said: "How can someone do such a cruel thing to a small girl who is a manifestation of Mata Vaishno Devi? There is something wrong with the society."
The girl from a nomadic community of Bakerwals was abducted on January 10. Her body was found dumped in a forest a week later. Investigations revealed she was sedated and raped numerous times by eight men.