Mandsaur gangrape: 8-year-old fights for life

In another shocking incident, an 8-year-old girl was gangraped and protests spread across Mandsaur in Madhya Pradesh as she is fighting for life. Currently, doctors are treating her in Indore as she had been severely assaulted. Doctors performed two surgeries.


On Tuesday, the girl was allegedly lured by the accused while she was waiting for her father after school. She was gangraped and critically injured after her throat was slit.


Even as doctors at Indore’s M Y Hospital said her condition was improving and that she was stable Friday, the incident sparked protests in at least eight cities in the region over the last two days.



A day after the incident, police has announced the first arrest in the case of Irfan alias Bhaiyu (20), a labourer, on the basis of CCTV footage. The police arrested the second accused, Asif (24) on Friday.


Reacting to the incident, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said, “They (rapists) are a burden on the society and have no right to live.”


“The accused has already been arrested and there is evidence against him. We will ensure through fast-track courts that he will get capital punishment at the earliest,” said Chouhan.


Late in the night, Chouhan said that the victim’s condition was improving. “We will not just provide the best treatment to her but also take care of her education and future needs. She is the daughter of the entire state. She is my daughter. Our blessings will always remain with her,’’ he said.

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