Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday expressed anguish over the brutal abduction and gang-rape of an eight-year-old girl in Madhya Pradesh's Mandsaur. Demanding speedy justice for victims of such heinous crimes, Rahul Gandhi said a cohesive effort was needed by every citizen of the country to protect children from such predators.
The Congress leader described the Mandsaur incident as sickening.
"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. As a nation, we must come together to protect our children and bring the attackers to speedy justice," Rahul Gandhi said in his tweet.
On the other hand, Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia raised questions over investigations into the horrific case and demanded a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). "It took a lot of time to lodge an FIR in the rape case of a 8-year-old girl in Mandsaur. Even today the investigation is not going in the right direction. We demand a CBI inquiry in the case. Women in my state don't feel safe," Scindia told reporters.
Meanwhile, a medical bulletin of the victim, who is recuperating at Indore's MY Hospital, said that the child was out of danger and her condition was improving slowly. She is on liquid diet and a team of five doctors is keeping a tab on her health.
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. As a nation, we must come together to protect our children and bring the attackers to speedy justice.— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) June 30, 2018
Doctors said there was no need to shift the victim to other hospital outside the state as she has been showing signs of improvement.
The minor was abducted while she was waiting for her father outside her school on Tuesday (June 26). After being raped, the accused slit her throat with a knife and left her to die.
The police have arrested both the accused.
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