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5 held for rape and murder of minor

PTI | By, Srinagar
Jul 21, 2007 12:01 PM IST

Five persons are arrested in connection with the alleged rape and murder of a 14-year-old girl in an orchard in Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir.

Five persons were on Saturday arrested in connection with the alleged rape and murder of a 14-year-old girl in an orchard in Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said.

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The persons were arrested from Langate area of Kupwara on Saturday morning in connection with the rape and murder of Tabinda Jan, a student of class eight, whose body was found in an orchard between Batapora and Langate on Friday evening, Superintendent of Police, Handwara, Haseeb Mughal told PTI.

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Mughal said the victim had been raped before being murdered by slitting her throat. Jan's murder sparked off a massive demonstration in the town.

She was apparently waylaid by some persons while she was returning home in Langate and later killed in a 'brutal manner. Torture marks were visible on her body.

Police have announced a reward of Rs 50,000 to those providing information regarding the murder of the girl.

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