New India, a Bangalore-based NGO has offered financial help to Asifa’s family to support them with legal/ other expenses post the horrific event. The NGO has contributed a sum of
Rs. 5 lakhs to Mohammad Yousaf, the father of the 8-year-old girl who was raped and murdered in Rasana Village, Kathua in Kashmir.
A New India team member Manjinder Singh Kalsi (Bobby) met with Mohammad Yousaf on the 17th of April at Jammu, after a two-day journey to hand over the cheque.
After it was discovered that Asifa’s family did not have a bank account, Bobby coordinated with the local branch of a reputed bank and helped the family open an account where the cheque would be deposited. In this regard, he also met with the victim family’s lawyer Deepika Singh who shared information that she had filed a petition in the Supreme Court to shift the case from Jammu to Chandigarh to ensure an impartial inquiry in the case. Police protection has been provided to the family of Asifa.
New India is committed to offering all possible assistance to Asifa’s family to ensure justice is delivered in an incident that has numbed the nation, denting its collective consciousness.
Promoted by two socially conscious entrepreneurs Vijay Tata and Amrita Tata, New India is a self-funded NGO offering financial support to rape victims towards legal and other expenses. The initiative also works to create public opinion to influence the Government’s attention towards setting up of the judicial infrastructure required for speedy disposal of rape cases in India.
The act itself is unspeakable, an 8-year-old girl has been heinously raped and murdered by these betrayers. The minor victim belonging to the Bakerwal or Gujjar community from Rassana Village, Her body was found inside the deep bushes of forest located 1 kilometer from her home on January 17th and still, nothing has been done.
This heinous crime is done to create fear among the nomad Bakerwal or Gujjar community in the village so that they could be pushed out, and this heinous crime was masterminded by a retired official of the Revenue Department from Jammu and Kashmir.
According to the report published in Indian Express, The minor victim was raped thrice inside the prayer hall and killed the girl by strangling and hitting on her head with a stone.The betrayer was called from Surat to do this brutal crime. A police personnel also involved in this crime.Reports say that the accused paid 1.5lakh bribe to the local police to cover up the crime initially and all this was done because to create fear among Bakerwal community.The J&K state Crime Branch presented charge sheet against seven accused of this heinous crime on Monday in the court of Kathua’s Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM).
When ANI tried to contact Kathua MLA Rajiv Jasrotia on Wednesday about the rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in his constituency, Jasrotia has switched off his mobile when asked for comments a text me, and later send’s message saying Sir, I am going to the hospital as my mother-in-law is not well.”
On the other hand, the J&K state Police filed an FIR on Monday against attorneys of Jammu who strived to prevent Crime Branch officers from filing a charge sheet in the court in connection with this heinous crime.
Crime branch has appointed a special team to unthread the case of conspiracy, wrongful confinement, Kidnapping, gang rape, murder and destruction of evidence against eight accused, which include four police, retired state government revenue official, his son and a minor nephew, and a civilian.