Hoshangabad, July 1: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sanjeev Mishra on Sunday announced a bounty of Rs.5 lakh for beheading Mandsaur rape accused. On June 28, an eight-year-old girl was abducted and allegedly raped by an unidentified person before being abandoned at a secluded place in Mandsaur. The BJP leader said if the Court fails to grant capital punishment to the accused, he will give Rs 5 lakh to anybody who beheads the accused. Also Read - Uttar Pradesh Shocker: Woman Gangraped on Moving Bus in Meerut; Third Such Incident in a Month
“We demand capital punishment for the accused. If Court or administration is not capable of doing it, I have said I will give Rs 5 Lakh to the person who beheads the accused and gets his head,” he said. Also Read - After Massive Uproar in Pakistan Over Gang-Rape Case, PM Imran Khan Suggests Chemical Castration & Public Execution For Rapists
“I don’t want any compensation, I just want the accused to be hanged,” said the father of the girl who was allegedly gang-raped in Mandsaur, Madhya Pradesh. Also Read - Outrage in Pakistan After Robbers Gang-Rape Woman in Front of Her 3 Children in Punjab Province
The girl was found a day later near the Lakshman Darwaza at around 10 AM. “The girl was found with injuries all over her body. She was raped. We rushed her to a nearby hospital, but she was later referred to Indore for further treatment,” Mandsaur SP Manoj Singh had informed reporters yesterday.
Taking note of the depravity in the matter, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan earlier condemned the incident and said that the accused should be hanged till death. The Chief Minister said, “The rape case that happened in Mandsaur has shocked everyone. We all want that people who did such heinous crime should be hanged to death. Human rights are for humans, not for the devils. This case should be resolved through fast track.”
Two accused in the case have been arrested. A Special Investigation Team (SIT) has also been constituted to further investigate the matter.
(With input from ANI)