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Indian Parliament adjourned as opposition BJP demands home minister's scalp over 5-year-old's gangrape


19:07, April 22, 2013

NEW DELHI, April 22 (Xinhua) -- The Indian Parliament was adjourned Monday following huge uproar by opposition parties, including the main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which demanded the resignation of Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde over the recent gangrape of a five-year-old girl in the national capital.

The Speaker of Lok Sabha, Meira Kumar, adjourned the Lower House of Parliament, which reconvened its Budget Session, after BJP members demanded Shinde's scalp over the gangrape of the five- year-old allegedly by two men in the national capital last week and the police's alleged attempt to bribe the parents of the victim to keep silent on the issue.

The home minister, however, managed to laid a statement on the child who was gangraped allegedly by two men, including one of her neighbors, who are currently in police custody.

"The Station House Officer and the Investigating Officer have been placed under suspension taking note of the lapses in the investigation. The Joint Commissioner of Police (Vigilance) shall also enquire into the allegation that the local police paid some money to the father of the victim to hush up the case," he said.

But his statement was not enough to pacify the opposition members. And the Speaker adjourned the Lok Sabha.

The latest gangrape of the victim, who is now recovering at the country's premier medical institution, the All Indian Institute of Medical Sciences, came a little over four months after the horrific and fatal ganrape of a 23-year-old medical student in the national capital shocked the country.

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