In Indian Held Kashmir, people held a protest against the rape and murder of an 8-year-old young girl in Kathua district of Jammu region, reported Kashmir Media Service.

The girl Asifa Bano, who had gone missing a week ago, was found dead under mysterious circumstances in Hiranagar tehsil of Hindu-dominated Kathua district.

The family and the relatives of the girl staged a protest, demanding swift investigation into the case and arrest of the culprits.

“A minor girl missing for the past one week was found dead in Rasana village of Hiranagar tehsil of the district,” said a police official. “We have shifted the body to the District Hospital Kathua for postmortem,” he added.

Reports said that there were serious injury marks on the face of the girl.

Meanwhile, the opposition staged a walkout from the so-called Kashmir Assembly, today, to protest against the murder of the eight-year-old girl of Bakerwal community in Kathua district.

As soon as proceedings of the House began, Congress and National Conference legislators stood up to protest against the murder of Asifa Bano. The opposition legislators said that police did not make any effort to trace the girl after she was abducted.