MP: Two men get death sentence for raping minor in Mandsaur
A special court held Irfan alias Bhaiyu (20) and Asif (24) guilty and sentenced them to death under the newly-introduced IPC section 376DB
Two months after an eight-year-old girl was raped in Madhya Pradesh, a special court awarded death sentence to two men for the crime on Tuesday.
Special Judge Nisha Gupta held Irfan alias Bhaiyu (20) and Asif (24) guilty and sentenced them to death under the newly-introduced IPC section 376DB (punishment for rape of a woman under 12 years of age by one or more persons), public prosecutor BS Thakur said.
The girl was abducted on June 26 while she was waiting for her father outside her school in Mandsaur and was later gang-raped.
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan hailed the verdict and tweeted:
The rapists had also tried to kill her by slitting her throat.
The girl had suffered severe injuries on her neck, face, head and private parts in the incident and is undergoing treatment in Indore.
Relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act were invoked against the accused.
While the convicts were being produced before the court, one of them was hit by BJP leader Vinay Dubela.
With inputs from PTI
- Madhya Pradesh
- Indian Penal Code
- rape case
- POCSO Act
- minor girl
- Nisha Gupta
- B S Thakur
- attempted murder