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How would India react if Hindu girl was raped in mosque: Ex IPS Sanjiv Bhatt on Kathua rape

Sanjiv Bhatt. Pic: Twitter

New Delhi: Former Indian Police Service officer from Gujarat, Sanjiv Bhatt who is known for his role in filing an affidavit in the SC against the then Gujarat CM and now PM, Narendra Modi, concerning his alleged participation in the 2002 Gujarat riots; has said ‘what would have happened if the situation was reversed in the Kathua rape case’ and the criminals were Muslims.

Bhatt tweeted on Wednesday “Just imagine how Indian media and public would have reacted to a Hindu girl being abducted, abused, raped and killed by several Muslim men while being hidden inside a mosque? All Hindus who are silent about this ghastly crime that has been committed in their name are complicit.”

The dead body of the 8-year-old girl belonging to Muslim Gujjar-Bakarwal community was recovered from Rassana forest on January 17, a week after she went missing while grazing horses in the area on January 10. She was kept a hostage in a temple and was raped multiple times.

Top sources in the state police Crime branch said that the DNA of hair strands found inside the temple matched with those of the minor who was raped and subsequently murdered. “The temple premises were searched for evidence and clues after one of the accused confirmed the minor had been held in captivity inside the temple,” a Crime Branch source said.

Her family alleged that the police had done little to find her. After the Gujjar community erupted in protest, the case was handed over to the crime branch, which arrested two special police officers. One of them is accused of direct involvement in the murder.

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