Gwalior: Acting in the Gwalior gangrape of a minor, police have named nine people as the accused, reported ANI on Friday. Six of them, including the school hostel manager and his wife, have been arrested. A differently abled minor girl was raped for three months at a school in Gwalior. (Also read: Hearing-impaired Minor Raped in Chennai For Months by Over 20 Men) Also Read - Woman Gang-Raped by Security Guard, 2 Former Bouncers at Hospital Parking in Delhi's Rohini
Earlier, a Gwalior court awarded death sentence to a man for raping and murdering a six-year-old girl. It was the third such case in Madhya Pradesh where a minor’s rapist has been given capital punishment. According to a report, the verdict was delivered only 36 days after the incident was reported. Twenty-five-year-old Jitendra Kushwaha, an ice cream vendor from Kampu area in the district, was convicted under the new rules bought into effect by the state government recently. Also Read - 'Arnab Has Competition': Jyotiradtiya Scindia Delivers Fiery Speech After Imarti Devi Breaks Down, Trolled For 'Overacting' | Watch
The minor was abducted by Kushwaha on intervening night of June 20-21 from a wedding. Her body was found dumped on a hillock. Her face was crushed with a stone. The post-mortem report confirmed rape and murder. Also Read - Hathras Case: CCTV Footage 'Lost' From District Hospital Where Victim was First Admitted
In another case, a local court in Katni sentenced a man to death for raping a minor, following a trial that lasted just five days.
A special court of Additional Sessions Judge Madhuri Raj Lal convicted Rajkumar Kol (34), an autorickshaw driver, after finding him guilty under section 376 (A)(B), introduced under the Criminal Law (Amendment) Ordinance 2018, as well as relevant sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act. Kol raped the five-year-old girl on July 4 while taking her to school. He was arrested on July 7. Police filed the charge sheet on July 12 and the hearing in the case started on July 23.