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MP: Minor rape victim sent to Nagpur for treatment

PTI  Nagpur, April 21, 2013
First Published: 10:52 IST(21/4/2013) | Last Updated: 12:02 IST(21/4/2013)

The five-year-old girl, who was allegedly raped by a 35-year-old man in Ghansour town in Madhya Pradesh, has been shifted to a private nursing home in the city, sources said on Sunday.

The minor victim, who was initially rushed to medical college hospital in Jabalpur, where her condition deteriorated was brought to Nagpur in Maharashtra on Saturday night by an air ambulance, hospital sources said.

She is being treated by a senior doctor at the private hospital at Ramdaspeth here, they added.

The girl was allegedly raped by Firoz Khan, who works in a private power plant, on April 17 after luring her with a chocolate, police said. He then dumped her at a farm, police said.

According to police, the girl's parents found her unconscious the next morning, following which she was taken to the Government Medical College, Jabalpur.

Enraged over the incident, people in Ghansour town observed a bandh yesterday and submitted a memorandum to the sub divisional magistrate demanding immediate arrest and strict action against the accused who is absconding.

Ghansour Police Station in-charge RD Barti said a case under Sec 363 (punishment for kidnapping), 366 (kidnapping, abducting or inducing woman) and 376 (punishment for rape) of the IPC was registered against Khan and police teams have been sent to Delhi and Bihar to trace him.


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