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Yesterday, on April 13, Two Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ministers who shielded the accused men in the Kathua rape case resigned from their post after coalition partner puts its pressure on saffron party. "Further decisions will be taken by her", Senior BJP leader Ram Madhav said after a Legislative Party meeting in Jammu today. "This is shameful", Modi said after widespread outrage over the incidents in Kathua in Jammu and Kashmir and Unnao district in Uttar Pradesh.

Reacting to a petition submitted by a group of lawyers of the court, the Supreme Court on Friday (May 14) chose to take suo motu cognizance of the barbaric rape and murder of an 8-year-old nomadic girl in the Kathua region of Jammu and the lawyers' action in not allowing the police to file chargesheets in this. I want to assure the country that no culprit will be spared, complete justice will be done.

Confirming the submitting the resignation, BJP President Sat Sharma told GNS that both the ministers tendered their resignation. "Those responsible for killing my daughter should be hanged till death", said Pujwala.

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Earlier this week, the crime branch of J&K police has filed a charge sheet against eight people in the case, in which it establishes a criminal conspiracy to "dislodge" scattered Bakerwal community from Rasana and adjoining areas of Hiranagar, for which 8-year- old girl became the 'soft target'. "They heard us and went back to their homes", he said.

She, however, said they were "misled and misguided" by people and accused the Congress of communalising the rape incidents.

"To safeguard the interest of Jammu, I will not hesitate to fight the government or meet the prime minister personally and reiterate the demand for a CBI probe into the Kathua rape-and-murder case which is the demand of lakhs of people", Ganga said.

Kathua rape-murder: Mehbooba Mufti seeks fast track court, sacks accused cops
The rape and killing of the girl, who belonged to the nomadic Bakerwal Muslim community, has become a national issue. Chief Minister couldn't take any action against these two ministers for months.

The incident came to light after the victim tried to set herself ablaze outside Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's residence on Sunday. "For this, the government must go for a CBI inquiry and we promise that we will take up this matter with the Chief Minister tomorrow", Ganga according to the KNS correspondent had said.

An eight-year-old girl was allegedly abducted, drugged, raped, tortured and killed in January.

A police sub-inspector, a head constable and two special police officers were charged for providing help destroy evidence and cover up the crime in exchange for bribes.

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