Bhopal gang-rape victim wants rapists to be hanged on streets

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Saturday announced that a Special Investigation (SIT) has been formed to probe the gang-rape case.

Bhopal gang-rape victim wants rapists to be hanged on streets
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Bhopal: The 19-year-old woman, who was gang-raped by four men on Tuesday evening, wants the culprits to be hanged.

Speaking to news agency ANI, the victim said, “Rapists should not be left alive. They should be hanged on the streets.”

The woman also accused the Madhya Pradesh Police of not cooperating with her and made to shuttle from one police station to another before an inspector posted at Habibganj Police Station agreed to file a case.

The survivor, daughter of a police couple, was allegedly raped by four men on Tuesday night in the vicinity of the Habibganj railway station here. The accused have been arrested.

The four men allegedly tied the girl and took turns to sexually assault her. The accused, as per the reports, even took tea and gutkha breaks before returning to repeatedly rape her.

Four police officials in Madhya Pradesh were suspended on Friday and the city Superintendent of Police (SP) was transferred over a delay in lodging a complaint of the victim.

Two city police stations kept dilly-dallying over registering of the FIR, saying the place of occurrence did not fall within their area. Finally, the case was registered two days after the incident. Two of the accused have been arrested.

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Saturday announced that a Special Investigation (SIT) has been formed to probe the case.

Chouhan on Friday held a meeting with senior police officers and ordered action against the errant officers.

The Congress on Friday launched a scathing attack on Chief Minister Chouhan over the gang rape and the subsequent delay in lodging of the FIR.

In a sarcastic remark, Congress leader and Leader of Opposition in state assembly Ajay Singh said: "Our Chief Minister claims that Madhya Pradesh is ahead of even America, but when it comes to women empowerment the claim stands exposed in the state capital."

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