On 9 April, amid demands of shifting the investigation to the CBI from families of the accused and their sympathisers, the SIT filed two charge-sheets against the accused before the Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) holding eight of the accused guilty of rape, murder, kidnapping, wrongful confinement, criminal conspiracy and destroying of evidences.
The accused included a youth, who, according to the charge-sheet, committed rape twice on the captive child and murdered her brutally before dumping her body. He was declared as a Juvenile in Contravention with Law (JCL) by a judicial magistrate even as the SIT proved him an adult on the basis of school records. A team of doctors at Government Medical College Jammu also described his age as between 19 and 20 years.
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Shwetambri taught management at Mata Vaishno Devi University and some other colleges affiliated to the University of Jammu for 7 years. She was doing her Ph.D. in management when she joined the police service in 2012.