"Constrained by the reports, it is to place on record that on the basis of opinion furnished by medical experts, it was confirmed that the victim was found subjected to sexual assault by the accused", said the press release issued today.
"A section of the media spread baseless information that the hymen of the child could have broken due to horse riding or cycling, which is not possible in the case of an eight-year-old girl", Inspector General (Crime Branch) Afhad-ul-Mujtaba said, according to Greater Kashmir.
The statement from the J&K Police came in the wake of reports in some section of media as well as the social media platforms regarding the case registered at the Hiranagar Police Station in Kathua district.
He said, on the basis of the medical opinion, Section 376 (D) IPC (where a woman is raped by one or more persons constituting a group or acting in furtherance of a common intention) was added in the case.
Government Saturday lauded the role of Jammu and Kashmir Police saying that Crime Branch team that exposed the accused rapists and killers of 8 year old Kathua girl comprises of upright and dedicated officers.
The opposition National Conference says they support any such ordinance to award death penalty to guilty in cases of such crimes.
While 8 accused have been taken into police custody for sexually assaulting the little girl, various statements questioned the authenticity of rape reports.
Medical opinion established beyond doubt that the girl was held in captivity and was given sedatives, and that her death was caused by asphyxia, PTI reported, quoting a spokesperson for the police. The investigating agency is also likely to submit a supplementary chargesheet in connection with the case soon.
The Crime Branch of the J&K police entrusted with investigation of the gory incident filed two separate charge sheets against the eight accused including the custodian of the temple, his son, four police officers and two others in the Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM)'s court at Kathua.
Section 376 (D) deals with gang Rape followed by death or persistent vegetative state of the victim and prescribes punishment with imprisonment for life. New provisions will also be added that mandates a two month deadline for investigating a rape case and another two months for the court to complete the trials. He said Justice will neither be delayed nor denied in Kathua rape and murder case.