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Mandsaur Rape Case: Police Files 350-Page Charge-Sheet

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| July 11 , 2018 , 14:27 IST

A Special Investigation Team (SIT) investigating the case relating to the gang rape of an eight-year-old girl in Mandsaur district of Madhya Pradesh, on Tuesday filed a 350-page lengthy charge-sheet against the two accused.

A special investigation team was formed four days after the heinous incident which took place on June 26. CSP of Mandsaur, Rakesh Mohan Shukla, while speaking to News World India said, “We have submitted the charge-sheet in the case. The lengthy charge-sheet is around 350 pages and contains statements from around 92 witnesses.”

The accused have been booked under various sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) such as 376 (d) (gang-rape), 366 (kidnapping, abducting or inducing woman to compel her marriage), 363 (kidnapping) and relevant sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.

In addition to physical evidence, the SIT has also included hair samples of the accused, CCTV footage and videos. The team has also mentioned various scientific evidence in their long charge-sheet.

According to the police, the Class 2 student was taken away by the two accused, Irfan and Asif, when she was outside her school on Tuesday, waiting for her parents to pick her up. The men gang-raped her and tortured her before slitting her throat and walking away, leaving her to die.