Capital punishment for raping children

Vastavam web: The cabinet of Shivraj Singh Chouhan in Madhya Pradesh has decided to push for capital punishment for rapists who target children aged 12 years and less. Death penalty will also be awarded to convicts of gang rape cases, said the state’s Finance Minister Jayant Malaiya.

The cabinet has cleared an amendment in the penal code which will stipulate the new punishments. It will also increase the fine and punishment for rape convicts