MP: 8-year-old Mandsaur rape victim’s condition improving, says Hospital

Congress Party leader Jyotiraditya Scindia said 'It took a lot of time to lodge an FIR in the rape case of an eight-year-old girl in Mandsaur.'

Anger over gang rape, assault of 8-year-old girl in India

After CM Chauhan reiterated on Saturday that the case should be resolved through fast track court, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi insisted, "The brutality this young child was subjected to sickens me".

As per the preliminary investigation, Irfan allegedly abducted the girl on Tuesday when she was waiting for her father at the bus stand.

Thousands of people took to the streets in central India this week demanding the death penalty for assailants who raped a seven-year-old girl lured away from school as she waited to be picked up by her parents. "As a nation, we must come together to protect our children and bring the attackers to speedy justice".

The accused, who even tried to kill her by slitting her throat using a knife, was arrested on Wednesday night.

Fearing threat to life of the two accused during hearing in the case in the court, Madhya Pradesh government toyed with the idea of conducting its trial in the jail, official sources told this newspaper here on Saturday.

"The accused has already been arrested and there is evidence against him. Her condition is expected to improve further in the next couple of days", he said.

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The girl, who is in a hospital after the incident, is now recovering, and doctors said she is out of danger, The Indian Express reported.

Veteran actress Shabana Azmi said: "It's blood curdling".

"Applause and respect to our Muslim leaders in Mandsaur".

The team of doctors from the hospital were being advised by two private paediatricians to ensure the best possible treatment for the minor, as directed by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, he had said.

Public anger has led to a demand for the death penalty for the two accused of the rape. "Around 5000 rapes take place in the state each year".

Asked about the state government's decision to extend a financial assistance worth Rs 10 lakh to his family, he said, "Money is not an issue".

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