Indore, June 29: The brutal rape of an eight-year-old girl triggered a protest by locals in Madhya Pradesh’s Mandsaur.
A total bandh was observed in neighbouring Neemuch district on Friday. Thousands of people took out a march and submitted a memorandum to the district administration, seeking that the accused be hanged for the crime, the Hindustan Times reported.
According to MY Hospital doctors where the victim is currently being treated, an object – possibly a rod or a wooden stick – had been inserted into her in a manner brutal enough to draw out her entrails. It took two surgeries extending over three hours to undo the damage, they said.
The horrific rape case has come as a painful reminder of the 2012 Delhi gang-rape.
The minor was kidnapped and allegedly raped before being abandoned at a secluded place while she was waiting for her father after school on Tuesday.
The accused has been identified as Irfan alias Bhaiyu (20), was arrested on Wednesday night.
Keeping the public anger in view, police decided against taking Khan to court on Thursday. “Instead, a judicial magistrate held legal proceedings at the station and remanded him in five days’ police custody,” said Singh.