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7-Year-Old Girl Raped In Mandsaur, CM Chouhan Calls For Death Penalty

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| June 29 , 2018 , 15:22 IST

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj S Chouhan on Friday condemned the brutal rape of the 7-year-old minor girl in Mandsaur and called for dealth penalty for the accused.

“The health condition is improving. The case should be heard in Court soon and the accused should be hanged till death for the heinous crime he committed,” said CM Chouhan to media. 

In Mandsaur, a city in the Malwa region of the state Madhya Pradesh a 7-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a man, who abducted her from outside her school in Mandsaur and later tried to kill her.

The innocent minor girl had gone missing from her school in Hafiz Colony on Tuesday afternoon. The Central Kotwali Police said that the girl was found raped and abandoned in a critical condition near Lakshman Darwaza on Wednesday morning around 10:00 am.

Superintendent of Police, Manoj Singh said the girl was found with severe injuries over her body, and was taken to the hospital where she had been referred to Indore for further treatment. He further added that case has been registered and the accused will be arrested at the earliest. 

The matter came to limelight after the minor’s grandfather reached the school to pick her. He was told that she had already left the school 15 minutes ago. After waiting for some time and discussing the matter with the school teachers, the parents approached police and registered a missing complaint following which investigations were initiated.

On Thursday a protest by locals who kept the market area of the city closed and demanded capital punishment for the accused.

The victim was currently undergoing treatment at the MY Hospital in Indore with the chief of its Paediatric Surgery department, Dr. Brajesh Lahoti.

The Doctor said, "A surgery was conducted last night and she is out of danger but in a state of shock.

Also, the Mandsaur District Bar Association (MDBA), which convened an emergency meeting, decided that no lawyer would defend the accused. He added that a team of 100 lawyers would be available to fight the case for the victim.