Condition of 3-year-old raped in MP improving

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Bhopal, Sep 1 (IANS) The condition of a three-year-old girl, who was found badly injured under a bridge here after being raped, is improving, Madhya Pradesh’s Minister Archana Chitnis said on Thursday.

It has been confirmed that the girl had been raped, said Chitnis, who is the state’s Woman and Child Development Minister.

The girl was found dumped, badly injured and bleeding, on Wednesday under a bridge in Barkhedi area of Bhopal city, Additional Superintendent of Police Rajesh Singh Chandel said.

He said four police personnel have been suspended for delay in taking action after they were informed by the local people about the injured girl found under a bridge.

Two police stations, Aishbagh and Jahangirabad, bickered over jurisdiction, delaying the victim’s hospitalisation.

The girl was eventually taken to hospital on an autorickshaw by Sub-Inspector Jitendra Chandelia.

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She is being treated at Sultania Hospital here.

According to the police, the girl’s parents belong to Mahoba district in Uttar Pradesh and came to Bhopal in search of employment. They were living near a railway station from where the girl disappeared and was later found dumped in Barkhedi.

Chitnis announced that the parents of the girl would be given Rs 20,000 as ‘voluntary grant assistance’.



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