Mandsaur, Aug 21: A BJP leader slapped one of the Mandsaur rape accused while they were being produced before the court on Tuesday. The video of local BJP leader Vinay Dubela slapping one of the two Mandsaur rape accused was posted by news agency ANI.
Two men Irfan and Asif were sentenced to death on Monday by a special court for raping a seven-year-old girl in Madhya Pradesh's Mandsaur area. Special Judge Nisha Gupta held the two accused - Irfan alias Bhaiyu (20) and Asif (24) - guilty under relevant sections, public prosecutor B S Thakur said. The court will pronounce the quantum of sentence later in the day, he said.
The Class 2 student was lured away by the two men - Irfan and Asif - when she was standing outside her school on June 26, waiting for her parents to pick her up. The men raped her, tortured her and then slit her throat before walking away. Condemning the incident, local residents demanded capital punishment for the accused and as a mark of protest.
#WATCH: BJP leader Vinay Dubela slaps one of the two Mandsaur rape accused while they were being produced before the court. The two accused have been awarded death sentence in the rape case. #MadhyaPradesh pic.twitter.com/8fjqKikkkt— ANI (@ANI) August 21, 2018
The girl identified the accused Irfan alias Bhaiyu (20) and Asif (24) before special judge on July 31. The rape survivor had earlier identified the duo from their photographs during the police investigation.