Bill on death penalty to rapists likely


Jaipur, Dec 14: Rajasthan wants to bring in a bill that would award death sentence to those convicted of raping minors.

Home Minister Gulam Chand Kataria said the government is currently studying the Madhya Pradesh model. The bill is likely to be brought in the coming Budget Session of the Assembly.

The Madhya Pradesh government on Dec 4 this year unanimously passed a bill that will see award death sentence to those who rape children below 13 years of age. Called the Dand Vidhi Sanshodhan Vidhayak, 2017, the bill is yet to get the assent of the President.
The MP bill proposes death penalty or a minimum term of 14-year rigorous imprisonment for gang rape of girls aged 12 or less.
Kataria said the proposal is to give stringent punishment for the heinous crime so that others are deterred from similar crimes.

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