Muslim rape-murder case in India disrupted by Hindu groups

Muslim rape-murder case in India disrupted by Hindu groups

Arrest of temple custodian leads to confrontation between police and dozens of Hindu lawyers

When police in northern India went to court on Monday to file charges implicating eight men in the rape and murder of a Muslim child, they were confronted by dozens of Hindu lawyers determined to keep them out.

The killing of eight year-old Asifa Bano, details of which were released on Wednesday, and ongoing efforts by Hindu groups to disrupt the police investigation have sickened many Indians and deepened concerns about a growing sense of impunity among religious nationalists.

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