Five arrested over gang rape and murder of 9-year-old girl in India

Srinagar, India (CNN)Five suspects have been arrested in connection with the brutal rape and murder of a nine-year-old girl who fell victim to a family feud in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir, police said.

The girl was gang raped, strangled, her head wounded with an ax and her eyes gouged out, police said in a statement.
The attack was carried out by the girl’s 14-year-old stepbrother and two of his friends “in presence and at the instance of her stepmother” according to police, who said the violence was due to a family dispute.

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