Soon after the family of Kathua rape and murder victim dropped her for not attending the trails at Pathankot, advocate Deepika Singh Rajawat on Thursday said that "some new faces are trying to earn out of it by disassociating her from the case.
Local news agency Kashmir News Service (KNS), quoted her as saying, "It is for the first time in her entire career that a client has filed an application to drop her in their case. I am thankful to everyone for either extending their support or hurling abuses on me for taking up the case."
She added, "But I firmly believe that intent behind filing an application to disassociate me from the case clearly vindicates that some new faces are ready to get advantage of it."
Stating that she has talked to the victim's family but they are quite willing to drop her from the case, Advocate Deepika admitted that she couldn't appear in the trial many times, saying that she has to deal with number of cases at Jammu too, she has to appear before the court in favour of her other clients as well.
"It is not possible for me to go to Pathankot every day. It is an admitted fact that I couldn't appear in trail several times but is it possible to attend the trail every day? Shall I not suffer financially? I have to see many things including other cases at Jammu," she said, adding that at a time when senior lawyers are already pleading the case in a well manner then what is the need of her appearance in the trial?
She said that if the family has decided to drop her from the case, then let them go with their decision.