Omar takes dig at Kathua family’s lawyer after her ‘gene’ comment

Srinagar : Reacting to a remark by Kathua rape and murder case lawyer Deepika Rajawat after she blamed the victim’s family and said “human tendency which travels in genes,” former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir Omar Abdullah said that he is no more in support of the lawyer after the “snide remark about the genes”

“I was there with them when no one was. Now since the rainy days have passed, they are winding up with me just because I could not regularly attend the trial which is taken care of by senior criminal lawyers. I don’t blame them. It is the human tendency which travels in genes,” Lawyer Deepika Rajawat had earlier tweeted.

In reaction to this, Omar Abdullah took to his widely followed twitter handle and wrote:  “You had me on your side until you slipped in the snide remark about the genes.”

Earlier the family of the victim had decided to drop their lawyer Deepika Rajawat as she has barely been available at the court hearings.  The victim’s father had told media that so far the case has been heard 100 times by the court and around 100 witnesses have been examined during the trial, but Rajawat had only appeared twice in the court.

In January 2018, an eight-year-old girl Asifa Bano was raped and then murdered in Rasana village in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir. The victim belonged to the nomad Bakarwal community.  All the accused were later arrested and the trial began in Kathua on 16 April 2018.

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