The brutal gang rape and murder of an eight-year old girl has sparked outrage across India.
The girl Asifa Bano, who belonged to a Muslim nomadic tribe, was found dead in a forest on 17 January near Kathua city of Indian-administered Kashmir.
The story was made public earlier this week after Hindu right-wing groups protested the arrest of the accused, who also belonged to a Hindu community.
Police have arrested eight men, including a retired government official, four police officers and a juvenile in connection with Asifa’s death.
However, the arrests led to protests in Hindu-majority Jammu – lawyers tried to stop police entering the court to file a charge sheet and two ministers from the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) attended a rally in support of the accused.