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Mandsaur gangrape: 8-year-old fights for life, protests spread across city

Mandsaur gangrape: 8-year-old fights for life, protests spread across city: The Madhya Pradesh police arrested a second person who is accused in the gangrape of an eight-year-old schoolgirl from Mandsaur, doctors treating the victim in Indore Friday said where the doctor said that she is massively assaulted, and doctor performed 2 surgeries to the rape victim.

on Tuesday, The child was allegedly lured by the accused when she was waiting for her father near her school and afterward the alleged taken her in an isolated area, was gangraped and critically injured after her throat was slit.

The doctors at Indore’s M Y Hospital said her condition was improving and she declared stable Friday, the incident sparked protests in at least eight cities in the region from the last 2 days.

on Thursday, Mandsaur observed a bandh, and the neighbouring Neemuch town remained shut Friday and protests were held at Pipliyamandi, Garoth, Naryanpura, Jaora, Indore, Dewas and Agar-Malwa which demand capital punishment for the accused.

A day after this deadly msihap, the cop also has been declared that the airst arrest in the case of Irfan alias Bhaiyu (20), a labourer, on the basis of CCTV footage. Police said he was purportedly seen walking ahead of the victim which was capture in the footage. The Kotwali Police have registered a case under of rape, abduction and under the POCSO Act.

Mandsaur SP Manoj Singh told to the media house, The Indian Express, that the second accused, Asif (24), was arrested Friday. While Irfan has been remanded to police custody for five days, the police will seek Asif’s remand on Saturday, he said. Singh also said that police would file a challan after recording the statement of the victim, but she is not in the position to speak though.

According to doctors, the victim’s condition was improving but but still she  is suffering from mental trauma.

The two accused are inhabitants of Madarpura locality and as per the local media, the Muslim community, led by the local Imam, marched to the collectorate to protest the sexual assault and said that the accused have no religion and demanded they be hanged.

Reacting to the incident, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said his government will leave no stone unturned in order to hang the rapits. He said, “They (rapists) are a burden on the society and have no right to live,’’ he said. The CM has also assured to provide the victim best possible treatment.

“The accused has already been arrested and there is evidence against him. We will ensure through fast-track courts that he will get capital punishment at the earliest,” said Chouhan. MP Congress chief Kamal Nath said that the victim should be taken to a better hospital and should received proper treatment.

Late in the night, Chouhan said that the victim’s condition was improving. “We will not just provide the best treatment to her but also take care of her education and future needs. She is the daughter of the entire state. She is my daughter. Our blessings will always remain with her,’’ he added further.