Staff Reporter, Bhopal Expressing grief over the murder of agirl near his official residence, Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Umashankar Gupta today hoped that the accused would soon be in the police net.
“This type of incident irrespective of where it occurs in the state is not proper. Police are doing their work,” he told media at his residence. Earlier, the Assembly’s Leader of the Opposition Ajay Singh met Mr Gupta at his residence. Mr Singh, who reached there with his supporters, later told the press that he met the Minister “as a citizen” and said that if this type of incident can take place in a high security zone then the law and order situation in the state can be easily imagined.
The Congress leader demanded that the accused be speedily arrested, the affected family be adequately compensated and steps be taken to prevent recurrence of such incidents. Earlier, Mr Singh went to the affected family’s home but found it locked. Kajal (8) went missing late on Sunday from the Bhopal Mela area near Mr Gupta’s residence. Her body was found in bushes yesterday afternoon. She was crushed with stones. Postmortem did not confirm rape. “I do not wish to talk politics at this juncture.
The Government is more concerned regarding such cases than the Opposition. I went to meet the affected family and attended the girl’s last rites today,” Mr Gupta said while responding to journalists’ queries. This morning, main opposition Congress’ women workers and residents of the locality where the affected family lives staged a demonstration near the Minister’s residence and demanded his resignation.
A security blanket has been thrown around the residence. Political parties and organisations also staged demonstrations today at some other places here in protest against the murder. Police said that some persons, including auto-rickshaw drivers, were taken into custody for questioning in connection with the crime.