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Jhabua (Madhya Pradesh):  The Madhya Pradesh government has constituted a one-member enquiry commission under retired high court judge Aryendra Kumar Saxena to probe the Jhabua blasts that claimed 88 lives.

jhabua-blastAn official order issued on Tuesday night said that the commission will submit its report to the state government in three months.

Over 100 people were also injured when a cylinder blast at a tea stall packed with customers was followed by a massive blast that ripped through an adjoining building in Petlawad in Jhabua district on Saturday, police said.

The commission will look into the circumstances in which the blast took place, who were responsible for it and whether the house owner or the tenant had a licence to store explosives.

The commission will also investigate if any complaint was made against the illegal storage of explosives in the building and if any action was taken on it.

The state government has announced a Rs.1 lakh reward for information on Rajendra Kaswa, the main accused in the blast and has constituted a Special Investigation Team (SIT).

With inputs from IANS

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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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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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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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