Gruesome murder of 8-year-old girl a slap on Govt: Tarigami

Jammu

CPI (M) leader and MLA Kulgam Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami on Saturday said the gruesome murder of a tender soul is a slap on this PDPBJP government, which has entirely failed to safeguard its citizens.

In a statement issued to press here, he said as per the government statement, the victim girl was first abducted and then the accused attempted to rape her and when she resisted, he strangled her. Why didn’t police take prompt action when the family of the victim approached them? If the police had taken timely action, the precious life of an eight-year-old girl could have been saved.

The police officers responsible for dereliction of duty must be punished so that in future police takes concrete steps in such incidents. The suspension of local SHO over the issue can’t restore the shaken confidence of the people. If a little girl is not safe, how can any woman feel so in the state?

As per the reports, the victim was held captive for one week in the middle of the village. Why didn’t police take any action all these days? It is also possible the accused alone has not done this heinous crime without the involvement of other goons. There should be no compromise in providing justice to the victim family.

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