Madhya Pradesh: The four-year-old minor rape victim has suffered brain injuries and is in a critical condition. A team of specialists are treating the minor who is on life support, according to a NDTV report.
Meanwhile, Madhya Pradesh police have reached Bihar's Banka district to arrest a man accused of raping a four-year-old girl in Siwni district in that state. The MP police with the help of district police raided the house of the accused in Dhibra village, but could not find him, reported IBN Live.
The victim is being shifted to Nagpur in neighbouring Maharashtra in an air ambulance as her condition remains serious.
"After taking the consent of Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, we are shifting the victim from Jabalpur to Nagpur tonight by air ambulance as she continues to be in serious condition," Minister of State for School Education and in-charge of Seoni district, Nanabhai Mahod said.
Chouhan has sanctioned Rs 2 lakh from the Chief Minister's Relief Fund for providing proper treatment to the victim and directed the officials concerned to ensure proper care of the victim.
The minor girl was allegedly raped by Firoz Khan, who works in a private power plant, on April 17 after luring her with chocolate, police said. He then dumped her at a farm.
The girl's parents found her unconscious the next morning, following which she was rushed to the Government Medical College, Jabalpur, they said.
IBN Live quotes the girl's uncle saying:
"She went missing around 7 pm on Wednesday. We found her unconscious next day close to a cemetery. She is only three and half years old. She can't even tell us what happened."
Enraged by the incident, residents of Ghansour called for a shutdown of the town. They also submitted memorandums to the sub-divisional magistrate demanding exemplary punishment for the accused.
PTI with inputs from IBN Live