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Madhya Pradesh: Condition of Mandsaur rape victim 'continuously improving', says doctor

The girl was raped on June 26 after being abducted from outside her school by two men.

Edited by: India TV News Desk, Indore [ Updated: June 30, 2018 22:57 IST ]
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The eight-year-old girl is undergoing treatment at the MY Hospital in Indore following the brutal rape, is out of danger and her condition is continuously improving, hospital authority said on Saturday. 

The girl was raped on June 26 after being abducted from outside her school by two men. She suffered grievous injuries to her neck, face, head and private parts and was admitted to MY hospital in the capital on June 27. 

"The girl is out of danger. Her condition is continuously improving," V S Pal, superintendent of the hospital, about 200 km away from Mandsaur, told reporters.

"We have started giving her solid food. The girl is conscious and is talking to her parents," he added.

 
Pal said the victim's wounds were healing and she was likely to be discharged from the hospital in about two weeks. 

The team of doctors from the hospital were being advised by two private paediatricians to ensure the best treatment for the minor, as directed by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, he said.
 
To the opposition Congress' demand that she be shifted to a speciality hospital in Mumbai or Delhi for better treatment, Pal said parents of the minor were satisfied with the medical care she was getting at the hospital and neither of them had demanded that she be shifted elsewhere. 

Meanwhile, 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. 

Earlier in the day, Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said: "as a nation, we must protect our children" and demanded "speedy justice" for the victim.

Taking to Twitter, Rahul Gandhi said the brutality that the child was subjected to "sickens" him.

"In Mandsaur, MP, an 8-year-old girl was kidnapped and gang-raped, and is battling for her life. The brutality this young child was subjected to sickens me," he said in a tweet.

"As a nation, we must come together to protect our children and bring the attackers to speedy justice," he added.

Protests erupted in Mandsaur following the incident, with demands for death punishment for the culprits.

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