Kathua rape victim's father demands death penalty for culprits

Kathua rape victim's family. Photograph:( ANI )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Apr 16, 2018, 06.32 PM (IST)

The father of the eight-year-old child who was brutally raped and killed in Kathua, Jammu and Kashmir has demanded a death penalty for the culprits.

Expressing a fear for his life he also said that there was a need for having security.

He said " We want justice, the culprits should be hanged. We feel the need for having security as anything can happen".

The mother of the victim also demanded a justice for her daughter's horrific rape and death. 

The father of the child had also filed a petition in the Supreme Court today seeking a transfer of the case to Chandigarh.

The request for the transfer of the case came after the victim's lawyer claimed that the circumstances in the state would not allow for a fair trial.

Following this, the apex court issued a notice to the Jammu and Kashmir government.

Supreme Court also directed the J&K government to provide police protection to victim's family members and the counsel representing them.