Published: Mon, July 02, 2018
Global News | By Blake Casey

BJP leader offers bounty to behead Mandsaur rape accused

BJP leader offers bounty to behead Mandsaur rape accused

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan had on Friday said rapists were a "burden on the earth" and do not deserve to live. If he is found guilty he should be severely punished, ' the mother told ANI.

Hundreds of people have been out on the roads demanding justice for the victim, who is still in hospital with grievous injuries including stab wounds. "Her condition is improving and I am in constant touch with the doctors".

The hospital superintendent VS Pal said that the help of psychiatrists was being taken to ensure that she recovered as soon as possible from the trauma caused by the incident.

Archana Chitnis, the state's women and child development minister, said the government had transferred Rs 5 lakh to the father's account and an investigation was being conducted.

Plain-clothes police officers escort Irfan (face covered), who is accused of rape of a seven-year-old girl, as he is presented in front of the media in Mandsaur, India, June 27, 2018.

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Indore: BJP leader Sanjeev Mishra on Sunday announced a bounty of Rs 5 lakh for beheading Mandsaur rape accused.

Earlier, the two accused - Irfan alias Bhaiyu (20) and Asif (24) - were arrested in connection with the case and booked under relevant sections of the IPC and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.

In a shocking incident, a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader from Madhya Pradesh asked the parents of a minor rape victim to express gratitude to the local MP for visiting them. A video of the 29 June meeting purportedly showed the MLA telling the victim's parents that they should "thank" the MP for visiting them. "She is too traumatised even to talk", another doctor said. "The Congress is running out of issues and is creating a hue and cry by doctoring the video", he alleged.

Singh said thousands of people held street protests in about eight cities in the region, many seeking the death penalty for the accused.

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