Bhopal: A special court in the Mandsaur district of Madhya Pradesh awarded death sentence to the two men, convicted of raping and murdering a minor earlier this year.
Irfan and Asif abducted a seven-year-old girl from her school in Hafiz colony in Mandsaur in June. The duo then tortured and raped the girl before killing her and throwing her body at a secluded spot in the city. Following the incident, the two men were arrested, while a Special Investigation Team was set up to investigate the matter with utmost priority.
Protest burst out in the city following the incident, with the state Opposition party mounting an attack on the Shivraj Singh Chouhan-led government.
Demanding a speedy trial, the Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister pitched for a death penalty to the culprits. He also wrote a letter to the Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra and sought his intervention for the timely disposal of such cases in the Supreme Court.