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Lawyers refuse to plead Bhopal rape accused's case

IANS  |  Bhopal 

Lawyers here have refused to plead the case of Vishnu Prasad who is accused of raping and killing an eight-year-old girl in Madhya Pradesh's capital Bhopal.

On Tuesday, Prasad was brought before Additional District and Sessions judge Suresh Kumar who sent him to one day judicial custody. Police will file a charge sheet on Wednesday, Public Relations Officer, Public Prosecution Directorate, Sudha Vijay Singh Bhadauria told reporters.

The district lawyers' union has said that no advocate will plead the case of the accused, she added.

Prasad, 35, was arrested on Monday for raping and brutally murdering an eight-year-old girl whose body was found in a drain in Kamla Nagar locality.



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First Published: Tue, June 11 2019. 18:42 IST