THE men involved in the brutal rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl held captive in a Hindu temple escaped the death penalty for life in prison. Another three men were found to be complicit in the girls' torture by taking bribes and destroying evidence and have been jailed for five years, a district court ruled today. Asifa Bano was drugged, held captive in a Hindu temple and repeatedly sexually violated for a week before she was strangled and battered to death with a stone in India in January last year. Her body was found dumped in a forest and the case in Indian-controlled Kashmir sparked outrage across the country. One policeman allegedly demanded to rape the girl one last time before the murder was carried out, Al Jazeera reported. Asifa was allegedly lured away from a field in the forests of the Himalayan foothills before being held captive in a small Hindu temple.