Rahul reacts on Mandsaur gang rape

Says, Nation must unite to protect children

‘An eight-year-old girl in Mandsaur was kidnapped and gang raped, She is battling for her life. The brutality this young child was subjected to sickens me. As a nation, we must come together to protect our children and bring the attackers to speedy justice.’

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday voiced his angst against the brutal gang rape and assault of an eight-year-old schoolgirl in Madhya Pradesh and said the nation must come together to protect the children.
The child was abducted while she was waiting for her father outside her school on Tuesday.

Veteran actress Shabana Azmi said: ‘It’s blood curdling. What’s happening to this world? Culprits must be brought to book and given the strictest punishment.

AICC General Secretary and former Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot condemned the incident and said: ‘Such a horrific crime is a shame on humanity. We all are with the victim and her family members.’

>p< The incident has sparked protests in different cities across the region in Madhya Pradesh demanding capital punishment for the accused. Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Friday condemned the incident and said that rapists were a "burden on the earth" and his government will leave no stone unturned to ensure that the accused were hanged.

Chouhan has assured the best possible treatment to the victim and said his government would also take care of her education and future needs.

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