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Gang Rape And Murder Of 8-Year-Old Girl Sparks Outrage Across India

According to the charges, the conspirators' motive for raping the child was to drive the Muslim family out of the area. Citizens are condemning the crime and encouraging each other to speak out.

Asifa Bano was 8 years old and wearing a purple salwar kameez when she disappeared on Jan. 10.

A week later, on Jan. 17, her mutilated and lifeless body was found in a forest near Kathua in the Indian-controlled region of Kashmir. It was a mile away from Rasana, the village where her family was currently living.

say she was abducted while grazing

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