Jammu: Opposition members created furore in Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly demanding a magisterial probe in Kuthua incident.
As soon as House started proceedings on Friday, opposition members staged protest and also demanded action against police for its failure to trace the minor girl whose body was found on Wednesday after remaining missing for a week.
Trying to pacify the protesting members, Parliamentary minister Ab Rehman Veeri said action will be taken against whosoever is involved in the crime.
Notably, the incident had on yesterday sparked protests by the members of opposition parties in the Jammu and Kashmir Legislative assembly as well.
Pertinently, body of an eight-year-old Asifa, who was missing for the last one week, in Jammu Kathua district was found near the jungles at Rasana village of Hira Nagar yesterday, the police said.
The parents of the girl had lodged a missing person’s report in the Hiranagar police station when she did not return home, they said.
“We are investigating into the matter as to what actually happened at this stage. Investigation is on,” a police official said.
He said that the girl had left her home but did not return. The police has lodged an FIR based on a complaint from her parents.
The official said that the police had searched for the girl but could not trace her.
The body was handed over to the family after conducting postmortem, they said, adding that the medical report of the girl will form the basis for the investigation.
The protests rocked the area with people demanding the culprits be brought to book, the police said.
The government has constituted a special investigation team (SIT) headed by sub-divisional police officer Chadawal to probe into this matter, the police said.