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Hope Authorities Bring The Perpetrators In Kathua Rape Case To Justice: UN Secretary-General

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| April 14 , 2018 , 15:17 IST

The brutal rape and murder case of the eight-year-old Asifa has made itself heard overseas as well. While the entire nation is seeking justice for the little girl, United Nations also want the culprits to receive an appropriate punishment for their sins.

Terming the Kathua rape case as "horrific", UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has expressed his hope in the Indian authorities for bringing perpetrators of the brutal crime to justice. The victim was sedated and gang-raped repeatedly before being killed.

"I think we’ve seen the media reports of this horrific case, of the abuse and the murder of a young girl. We very much hope that the authorities will bring the perpetrators to justice so they can be held accountable for the murder of this young girl," Guterres’ spokesperson Stephane Dujjaric told reporters.

Earlier today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi also broke his silence over the "shameful" incident. Speaking at the inauguration of the Ambedkar Memorial in New Delhi, he asserted that the "guilty" will not be spared and the government will make sure that the "daughters get justice".

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Talking collectively about the Kathua and Unnao rape cases, PM Modi said, " The incidents in the past two days are an embarrassment to the civilised society. We bow our head before the founding figures of the nation. No culprit will be spared, justice will be delivered."

He added, "Those daughters will get due justice; all of us have to fix the problem together. The guilty will not go unpunished and the Government of India will not leave any stone unturned to ensure that happens."

The infamous Kathua Rape Case involves the inhumane rape of Asifa by multiple men inside the Devasthan prayer hall before she was strangled to death to allegedly "dislodge" a group of Bakherwal Muslim nomads from the Rasana village in Kathua.

In Unnao, a 17-year-old has accused the BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar of raping her with his accomplices in 2017. The case came to light when the victim and her family tried to set themselves ablaze outside CM Yogi Adityanath's Lucknow residence.