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Mandsaur gangrape case: Charge sheet filed against two accused

Press Trust of India  |  Mandsaur (MP) 

A Special Investigation Team (SIT) of police today filed a charge sheet against the two accused in the alleged gangrape of an eight-year-old girl in the city on June 26.

The SIT filed the charge sheet, running into over 350 pages, in the and

The charge sheet contains 100 documents and statements of 92 witnesses, including doctors, police said.

Besides, 50 different objects, including the knife used by Irfan alias Bhaiyu (20) and Asif (24) allegedly to slit the throat of the victim in an attempt to kill her after abducting and raping her, were submitted to the court.

Talking to PTI, B S Thakur said they would make every effort so that the trial of the case ends within a month.

The duo, who are lodged in the district jail, were not brought to the court for security reasons. However, they were informed about the charge sheet through video-conferencing.

The accused have been charge-sheeted under IPC sections 376 (d) (gangrape), 366 (kidnapping, abducting or inducing woman to compel her marriage), 363 (kidnapping) and relevant sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.

of Police said, "With the filing of the charge sheet, decks have been cleared for the day-to-day hearing of the case in the court."

According to the prosecution, the victim was allegedly abducted from outside her school and raped by the duo. They also tried to kill her by slitting her throat.

The victim is currently undergoing treatment in a hospital in Indore, where her condition is improving.The girl had suffered severe injuries to her neck, face, head and private parts in the incident.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Tue, July 10 2018. 20:35 IST
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