Asifa murder case, alleged “mastermind” surrenders before police

J K News Today
Jammu, March 20: The alleged “mastermind “of Asifa murder case has surrendered before the Crime Branch of the Jammu and Kashmir police.

Sanji Ram, ex-revenue official, was evading arrest after his involvement came to light, sources said.

Asifa Bano, an eight-year-old nomad girl, was abducted, raped and murdered in Hiranagar area of Kathua district on January 10 and her body was spotted by villagers in a nearby forest on January 17.

Sources said Ram,surrendered before Senior Superintendent of Police (CB) Jammu.

The development came just a day after Ram’s son Vishal was arrested from Uttar Pradesh’s Meerut district.

Investigators said that Ram allegedly motivated Special Police Officer Deepak Khajuria, the main accused in the case, to execute the heinous crime.

So far the crime branch has arrested a sub inspector, head constable, two Special Police Officers including the main accused, among seven people in the case.

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