After reports of the accused rapist in Walayar case being thrashed by an angry mob came to the fore, in a separate incident, the lawyers at the Mhow court premises in Indore on Saturday reportedly attempted to thrash another accused who was brought to the court in connection with a hearing in a rape case with a minor girl.
A video has surfaced from the court’s premises wherein the accused, whose face has been covered with a black cloth, is seen being covered and taken away by the police personnel, trying to rescue him from the angry lawyers.
Indore: Lawyers present at court premises attempted to thrash an accused in a minor girl rape case. The accused was brought to the court for a hearing in the case. #MadhyaPradesh pic.twitter.com/VyVyZerlkb
— ANI (@ANI) December 7, 2019
Ankit, who is accused of the rape and murder of a four-year-old child in Indore district, was leaving the court after hearing when he was attacked by the angry lawyers. The people present there were demanding to hand over the accused to the mob.
The accused was taken on remand for three days by the police following his arrest. Today, after the remand was over, he was presented by the police in the Mhow court, which ordered the accused to be sent to jail. The court has ordered to hear the case in the fast track court.
Cases of accused rapist being thrashed by the public is now coming to the fore. Earlier, we reported how one of the four accused acquitted in the Walayar rape and death case of two minor sisters in separate incidents in 2017, was allegedly thrashed by a group of people on Saturday morning within the Walayar station limits in Palakkad district of Kerala.
C Madhu was one of the four accused who were acquitted in the case which relates to the mysterious death and alleged sexual exploitation of two minor siblings at Walayar town in Palakkad district in 2017. While one of them allegedly committed suicide, the second one was later found dead.
A POCSO court in Palakkad had, in October, had acquitted the accused in the case after the prosecution failed to establish their involvement in the crime. Following the acquittal of the accused, the Kerala government faced severe criticism over the handling of the investigation. It was alleged that the ruling CPI(M) had attempted to stall the investigation, which has led to the acquittal of the accused.