India: six guilty of child rape and murder that outraged nation

Eight-year-old girl was drugged, held captive, sexually assaulted and beaten to death An Indian court has convicted six men of involvement in the rape and murder of an eight-year-old Muslim girl in Indias Jammu and Kashmir state last year, in a case that sparked outrage and criticism of the countrys ruling party after some of its members opposed charges being laid. The girl, from a nomadic Muslim community that roams the forests of Kashmir, was drugged, held captive in a temple and sexually assaulted for a week before being strangled and battered to death with a stone in January 2018. The abduction, rape and killing of the child was part of a plan to remove the minority nomadic community from …