In July, the police filed a 350-page chargesheet against Irfan and Asif in connection with raping an eight-year-old girl in Mandsaur. The chargesheet names 92 witnesses and lists over 100 pieces of evidence against the two accused.
The child had gone missing from her school in Hafiz Colony locality on June 26. Irfan and Asif, both residents of Madarpura in Mandsaur town, were identified as the accused. The child was found among some bushes in Lakshman Gate locality on June 27. Irfan was arrested the same day, while Asif was arrested on June 29.
The accused had been booked on charges of rape, kidnapping and attempt to murder under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code and the Protection of Children against Sexual Offences Act.