Nearly 150 rapists have been sentenced to life imprisonment by various courts in the last 10 months in Madhya Pradesh, the only state which awards points to public prosecutors to secure more and prompt conviction.
Mayor Alok Sharma and State Tourism Development Corporation chairman Tapan Bhoumik are believed to be among BJP leaders who have sought ticket from Govindpura constituency in Bhopal, considered a BJP stronghold which Gaur represents in the Assembly.
The minor was on her way to her aunt’s place when Bhagirath Patel took her to a temple and raped her. He was arrested a day later and the chargesheet filed three days later. A POCSO court awarded him capital punishment on July 7.
An official said that the driver of the truck lost control of the vehicle near Taal Lidhora village on Jatara-Chandera road following which it overturned, killing four members of the family on the spot.
One speaker after another targeted upper castes, especially Brahmins, and held them responsible for recent protests under the banner of SAPAKS, a grouping of upper castes, OBCs and minorities affected by the policy of reservation in promotion.