New Delhi, July 1: The family of the eight-year-old, who was allegedly gang-raped in Mandsaur in Madhya Pradesh, on Saturday alleged that the school had dissuaded them from approaching the police when the minor didn’t return home even after the closing time of 5 PM. Blaming the school for negligence, the family asked how could the school let her go with some strangers who later gang-raped her. Also Read - PM Modi is 'God of Farmers', Says Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Slams Parties for Opposing Farm Bills
“The school did not want us to approach the police either to lodge a missing person’s complaint immediately, to ensure it does not get a bad name,” the victim’s grandmother said. Also Read - 'I Never Wear Mask, so What,' Says Madhya Pradesh Home Minister; Tempers Remark After Drawing Fire | WATCH
The girl was found the next morning walking around and alerted others. The police said that the CCTV footage shows the girl walking away with the accused who had offered her sweets and told her that they would take her to her father who was waiting some distance away. Also Read - Schools Reopening Tomorrow: Madhya Pradesh Board Issues SOP For Students, Teachers
The police have arrested two accused, 20-year-old Irfan Khan and 24-year-old Asif, in connection with the Mandsaur gang-rape case. The police have also found the victim’s clothes with blood stains and semen from accused Irfan and Asif’s house.
Irfan’s father said that his son should be hanged if he’s found guilty. “I want a detailed probe to find if others were involved too. Which child will follow a stranger unless told by someone known?” Irfan’s father Zahir was quoted as saying by The Indian Express. Demanding justice for the minor, Asif’s mother said that she wants the culprits to be hanged.
Earlier on Saturday, father of the Mandsaur gangrape victim said that he doesn’t want any compensation but wants the accused to be hanged. “I don’t want any compensation, I just want the accused to be hanged,” he said, news agency ANI reported.
On June 26, a minor girl was abducted from her school in Hafiz Colony and allegedly gang-raped in Mandsaur. Even though the father of the gang-rape victim refused any compensation, Women & Child Development Minister Archana Chitnis told news agency ANI that CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan has transferred “Rs 5,00,000 in her father’s account”.