Seoni rape case: Rapist deserves harsh punishment, says victim's mother
Nagpur: The mother of the five-year-old girl, who died after being brutally raped at Ghansaur town in Seoni district of Madhya Pradesh, today said the accused should be given a "harsh punishment" so that no one in future dares to carry out such a heinous act.
"The rape accused deserves harsh punishment and should be burnt to death publicly," said the emotionally choked mother of the deceased girl to reporters at Mayo hospital premises where the body was kept overnight before being sent for post mortem.
The shocked parents of the girl, who passed away last evening following cardiac arrest after battling for life for nine days at a private hospital here, received the body this morning after the post mortem at the Government Medical College Hospital.
They later left for Seoni escorted by a team of Madhya Pradesh police, led by inspector S Varthi.
The deceased, the fourth child in the family, was allegedly criminally assaulted on April 17 by 35-year-old Firoz Khan, who was later arrested from Hussainabad town in Bhagalpur district of Bihar on April 23.
The girl was first treated at a primary health centre and later shifted to Netaji Subhash Chandra Medical College Hospital in Jabalpur and subsequently airlifted to Nagpur on April 20.
The final rites of the four-year-old girl will be performed at Ghansaur town in Seoni this evening.
Nanabhau Mohod, who is the minister in-charge for the Seoni district, and other people's representatives would attend the last rites of the deceased.
The minister will hand over a cheque for Rs two lakh to the family of the girl and the state government will pay Rs 2.19 lakh spent on her treatment in Nagpur.