Kulgam man sentenced to death for rape, murder

Srinagar: A fast track court in Jammu has sentenced a man from south Kashmir’s Kulgam district to death the rape and murder of a minor girl in 2005.
The court of Sanjeev Gupta found Mohammad Rashid Kumar, a resident of Magam Kokernag, guilty of murder and rape of his cousin on August 28, 2005.
The accused was given life imprisonment for rape and death penalty for murder of the 12-year-old girl, the counsel for the minor girl said.
The slain girl’s father had lodged a complaint that his daughter was kidnapped by her cousin Rashid from her rented accomodation in Jammu.— GNS