Another BJP minister, Abdul GaniKoli, who belonged to the community to which the rape victim belonged, was sent to the Rassana village to meet family members of the child and assure them that justice would be done in the case.
It's end of the road for the two senior BJP ministers as CM Mufti accepted their resignation on Sunday and forwarded it to Governor. The uncle of the alleged victim had said that the goons told the villagers to either remain quiet or leave the village.
"Yes, there has been indiscretion and it is for this that they made a decision to step down", news gatherer quotes him saying after the BJP legislature party meeting.
She was produced in local CBI court in the evening today.
Singh and Ganga had attracted widespread anger and criticism for attending a meeting of the Hindu Ekta Manch, a loose group formed to support the accused, which demanded a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the case.
Earlier, the two had resigned following their presence at a rally in support of the culprits in the Kathua gangrape and murder case.
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It has also been alleged that his goons had brutally thrashed the victim's father so badly that he died in the police custody. In February, the girl's family moved the court seeking to include the MLA's name in the case.
There are three vacancies in the council of ministers as the PDP had last month removed its finance minister Haseeb Drabu unceremoniously, they said. Mufti had thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for defusing the situation.
"We appreciate our alliance partner who helped us in this case".
"They took the resignation of two ministers because as per media, their role was not positive, " said PDP leader and Works Minister Nayeem Akhtar. While Chandra Prakash Ganga had termed the arrest of the men as "jungle raj", Lal Singh said, "Why such a hullabaloo on the death of this one girl. many such girls have died here".
She said a sense of justice had been reinforced in the state and urged "New Delhi to wake up to the Kashmir cauldron". "I conducted the x-ray test of victim's right knee, right elbow and right wrist and I found her joints fused", said Dr Johri adding that on the basis of the growth of bone and the fused joints, he inferred that the victim was over 19 years of age.
The 18-page chargesheet in the Kathua rape case stated that the girl was gangraped inside a temple, where she was confined using sedatives.