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Court convicts six in child rape, murder case in India's Jammu and Kashmir - lawyer

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Court convicts six in child rape, murder case in India's Jammu and Kashmir - lawyer
A police bus carrying the men accused of rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua, near Jammu, arrives at a court in Pathankot, in the northern state of Punjab, India June 10, 2019. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta   -   Copyright  MUKESH GUPTA(Reuters)
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PATHANKOT, India (Reuters) – An Indian court on Monday convicted six men for the rape and murder of an eight-year-old Muslim girl in Jammu and Kashmir state last year, a lawyer for the prosecution told reporters, in a case that sparked outrage across the country.

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.

(Reporting by Manoj Kumar, writing by Alasdair Pal; Editing by Sanjeev Miglani)

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