Salepur Rape Case: Victim’s Family Wants To See Culprit Hanged

Cuttack: Father and sister of Salepur rape victim, who succumbed to her injuries while undergoing treatment at SCB Medical College and Hospital here on Sunday, demanded death penalty for the guilty.

“The culprit should be hanged for the heinous crime, which will act as a deterrent for others,” victim’s sister said.

Members of various civil society organisations also sought stringent punishment for the accused and a thorough investigation into the case.

Meanwhile, the body of the six-year-old girl was sent for post-mortem.

The minor girl was allegedly raped at Jagannathpur village under Salepur block of Cuttack district.

On April 21, the girl was rescued from a school veranda and rushed to a hospital in Salepur. There were injuries on her head, face, chest and private parts and scratches on the neck.

She was later referred to SCB and shifted to the paediatric intensive care unit of the hospital on Monday night as her health condition turned very critical.

The girl was kept on ventilator at the trauma ICU and being treated by a 13-member special team of doctors of six departments, including orthopaedic, radiology, neuro surgery, paediatric and surgery.

The victim’s family members had alleged that she was raped and an attempt was made to kill her.

Basing on the complaint, police had arrested Md. Mustafa and registered a case under Sections 376, 307, I (M) and POSCO Act against him.

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