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Bhopal: Seventy-seven people have died and over 10,000 houses have been damaged due to rains in Madhya Pradesh in last three months, government statistics have revealed.

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According to Revenue Department statistics, from June 1 to August 31, above average rain in 11 districts, average rain in 25 districts and less than average rains were received in 15 districts of the state. While these 15 districts have been waiting for the rain gods to smile, many places have witnessed mayhem due to rains, with Sihor district witnessing maximum damage and 19 deaths along with 1,800 houses getting badly affected.

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BJP Leader Asks Parents Of A Rape Victim To Express Gratitude To Them

The eight-year-old girl was abducted from her school in Hafiz Colony

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BJP Leader Asks Parents Of A Rape Victim To Express Gratitude To Them
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In a shocking incident, a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader from Madhya Pradesh asked parents of a minor rape victim to express gratitude to the local MP for visiting them.

Sudarshan Gupta, a BJP legislator, was caught on camera in Indore’s MY Hospital, asking the victim’s kin to thank his party MP Sudhir Gupta for visiting them at the hospital to inquire about the minor girl’s condition. Immediately, the parents of the victim were seen nodding and folding their hands before Sudhir. “Say thank you to the MP (Sudhir Gupta). he has travelled only to meet you (Sansad ji ko dhanyavad boliye, special aapke liye aaye hain)”

The eight-year-old girl was abducted from her school in Hafiz Colony here and allegedly gang-raped at her house in Mandsaur three days ago. The girl’s condition is “continuously improving” and she may be discharged in about two weeks, a senior medical official said on Saturday.

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Also read: Don’t Play Politics With Rape Incidents

So far, the Madhya Pradesh Police has arrested two people in connection with the incident. Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Friday condemned the incident and said the accused should be hanged till death. Meanwhile, locals in the district have been protesting against the incident, demanding death penalty to the accused. (IANS)

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