Rapists burden on earth, don't deserve to live: Shivraj Chouhan
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that rapists were "burden on the earth" and do not deserve to live. "Yeh darinde dharti par bojh hai. Yeh dharti par jeevit rahne ke layak nahi hai," Chouhan said. He also condemned the incident in Mandsaur, where an eight-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a man, who abducted her from outside her school.
Rapists of girls below 12 get death penalty in MP
"In rape cases, we have made a provision for trial in the fast-track courts. We will request the High Court and Supreme Court to make a similar provision so that culprits in such crimes get capital punishment at earliest," Chouhan said. The MP-Assembly had unanimously passed a Bill last year awarding death penalty to those found guilty of raping girls aged 12 and below.
Mandsaur episode was painful, in constant touch with doctors: Chouhan
On the Mandsaur episode, Chouhan said, "It was a painful incident. We are with the (victim's) family and keeping an eye on the girl's condition. Her condition is improving and I am in constant touch with the doctors." "The accused has already been arrested. We will ensure through fast track courts that he will get capital punishment at the earliest," the chief minister said.
The rape incident that shook MP
The accused, Irfan alias Bhaiyu (20), abducted the victim from outside her school and took her to bus stand area, where he raped her in the bushes near Laxman Darwaja, police said. He even tried to kill her by slitting her throat using a knife.