Mandsaur rape: Rahul Gandhi demands 'speedy justice', calls for protection of children

30 June 2018, 07:06 PM
Mandsaur rape: Rahul Gandhi demands 'speedy justice', calls for protection of children
Mandsaur rape: Rahul Gandhi demands 'speedy justice', calls for protection of children

Terrified by the rape of an eight-year-old girl in Madhya Pradesh’s Mandsaur, Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday demanded ‘speedy justice’ for the victim and said ‘as a nation, we must protect our children’.

Gandhi took to Twitter and said the brutality that the child was subjected to ‘sickens’ him.

“In Mandsaur, MP, an 8-year-old girl was kidnapped and gang raped, and is battling for her life. The brutality this young child was subjected to sickens me,” he said in a tweet.

“As a nation, we must come together to protect our children and bring the attackers to speedy justice,” he added.

The minor was kidnapped while she was waiting for her parents outside her school on Tuesday.

Her throat was slit with a knife after being brutally gang raped while the attackers injured her private parts and left her alone to die.

Heavy protests took place in Mandsaur following the incident, with demands of justice for the victim and death punishment for the culprits.

The local bar association refused to represent the accused, two of whom have been arrested.

First Published: Saturday, June 30, 2018 07:02 PM
For all the latest India News Download the News Nation App available on Android and iOS.