Rapists who target girls below 12 deserve death penalty: Ramalinga Reddy

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Dec 24, 2017, 2:52 am IST
Updated Dec 24, 2017, 2:52 am IST
Madhya Pradesh become the first state in the country to award capital punishment to those convicted for raping girls below 12 years.
Home Minister Ramalinga Reddy said the government is considering introducing the same law in the state. (photo: DC)
 Home Minister Ramalinga Reddy said the government is considering introducing the same law in the state. (photo: DC)

BENGALURU: In a major development, the state government is contemplating to introduce a Bill awarding death to those found guilty of raping girls aged 12 and below, on the lines of Madhya Pradesh.

The Madhya Pradesh Assembly had passed a Bill on December 4, becoming the first state in the country to award capital punishment to those convicted for raping girls below 12 years.

 

On the sidelines of the inauguration of the Crime Prevention Month, organised by the city police here on Saturday, Home Minister Ramalinga Reddy said the government is considering introducing the same law in the state.

“I have asked the officials concerned to bring the documents related to the Bill passed by the Madhya Pradesh Assembly. We will verify the contents and then take a decision on implementing the same in the state,” Reddy said.

“If necessary, we will make some changes to the Bill and implement it here. I have already discussed the matter with the Chief Minister and we hope that such a law would act as a great deterrent to those who think of committing such offences. Everything in this regard would be finalised within a couple of weeks,” Reddy told Deccan Chronicle.

As part of the crime prevention month East Zone police had organised a property parade GKVK ground Yeleahanka. Around 1,180 stolen vehicles, worth Rs 5 crore, were displayed.

These two-wheelers were seized from 316 accused from 45 police stations.
City police commissioner T. Suneel Kumar and Additional Commissioner (East) Seemanth Kumar Singh were also present.

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Location: India, Karnataka, Bengaluru




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