Asifa Bano (Kathua Rape Case) Age, Biography, Family, Facts & More

Asifa Bano

Real NameAsifa Bano
Personal Life
Date of BirthYear, 2010
BirthplaceKathua, Jammu & Kashmir, India
Date of Death13 January 2018 (body was found on 17 January 2018)
Place of DeathKathua, Jammu & Kashmir, India
Age (at the time of death)8 Years
Death CauseKilled after Gang Rape
HometownKathua, Jammu & Kashmir, India
SchoolNot Known
Caste/CommunityBakarwal (Muslim nomadic shepherds called Gujjars)
ParentsFather- Muhammad Yusuf Pujwala (Foster), Muhammad Akhtar (Biological)Mother- Naseema Bibi (Foster)
Sisters2 (both were step sisters who died in an accident)


More Facts About Asifa Bano

  • Asifa Bano was an 8-year-old girl from Kathua district in Jammy & Kashmir.
  • In January 2018, Asifa made headlines after she was brutally gang-raped and murdered, while grazing her horses in a meadow near her home.
  • Asifa was adopted by Muhammad Yusuf Pujwala, he had lost their two daughters in an accident some years ago.
  • Asifa was the daughter of Muhammad Yusuf Pujwala’s brother-in-law, Muhammad Akhtar.
  • They adopted Asifa in 2010 and named her Asifa when she was only 2-year-old.
  • To scare Bakarwals, Sanji Ram, a 60-year-old retired revenue officer (Patwari) hatched a plan to abduct Asifa and kill her to instil fear among the Bakarwal community. Sanji Ram
  • According to the charge sheet filed by the J&K Police, Sanji Ram took SPO Deepak Khajuria and his juvenile nephew in confidence. Deepak Khajuria Kathua Rape Accused
  • On 7 January 2018, Sanji Ram asked his nephew to kidnap Asifa, who often used to graze her horses in a forest near Sanji Ram’s house.
  • On 11 January 2018, Asifa’s parents enquired Sanji Ram about their missing girl. Ram led astray them and told them she might have gone to some relative’s home. The same day, juvenile called Sanji Ram’s son Vishal Jangotra, who is pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in agriculture in Meerut, and asked if he wanted to rape her.
  • As the news spread in the area, Bakarwals staged protests, forcing police to assign two officers to search Asifa. One of those who was assigned, Deepak Khajuria, was himself involved in the crime.
  • On 12 January 2018, Vishal reached Rasana from Meerut.
  • On 13 January 2018, Vishal and his father Sanji ram, juvenile, and Mannu went to the temple, where Vishal and juvenile, both raped Asifa, turn-by-turn, all the day. In the evening, Sanji Ram told them it was time to kill her. Vishal, Mannu and the juvenile took Asifa to a culvert. SPO Deepak Khajuria also reached there and told them he too wanted to rape her before she was killed. After Deepak raped Asifa, the juvenile raped her again. After the gang-rape, Deepak strangulated Asifa with her stole. Then, juvenile hit Asifa twice on the head with a stone. Kathua Culvert
  • They dumped her body in the jungle On 15 January 2018,.
  •  Asifa’s body was found by a local On 17 January 2018. Asifa's Dead Body

Asifa's Funeral