The father of the eight-year-old girl, who was allegedly gang-raped in Mandsaur district, on Sunday demanded capital punishment for the accused, saying he does not want compensation from the government.

The girl’s father told reporters at the hospital that his family wants death sentence for the accused.

“Our family doesn’t want compensation from the government. We want the legal process in this case to be completed at the earliest and convicts be awarded death sentence as soon as possible,” the distraught man said.

Asked about the State government’s decision to extend a financial assistance worth Rs. 10 lakh to his family, he said, “Money is not an issue. We only want justice.”

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