Jammu: The father of an eight-year-old girl who was gangraped and killed in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kathua district today welcomed the Supreme Court decision to transfer the case to Pathankot and said he has full faith in the judiciary.
The grieving father, belonging to a minority nomadic community which earns its livelihood by raising cattle, also said he has full faith in the government.
We only want justice I have full faith in the judiciary and the government, the father told PTI over the phone from Ramban district where he is camping along with other members of his family.
We don’t favour a CBI probe either. We do not know CBI and our only desire is that justice is done…,” he said.
The community is moving on foot to the higher reaches of Kashmir in search of greener pastures and has set up temporary shelter in Ramban along the Jammu-Srinagar national highway due to inclement weather.
The child had disappeared from a forest near her home in Kathua district of Jammu region on January 10. Her body was found in the same area a week later.
The apex court has directed that the trial of the gangrape and murder of the child, which led to outrage across India, be moved to Pathankot in neighboring Punjab.