Death penalty for rape of girl aged 12 or below :Rajasthan passes the bill

Death penalty for rape of girl aged 12 or below :Rajasthan passes the bill

Rajasthan becoming the second state to have strict law against minor rape after Madhya Pradesh.

 

section 376-AA IPC, defining ” Death sentence for raping a woman below 12 years, means if one is found accused of committing rape on a girl up to 12 years or below, shall be punished death penalty or rigorous imprisonment of a term of fourteen years will be extended to lifetime. Means the accused will remain in jail till the natural death.

On Friday Rajasthan Government has passed a bill providing a death penalty against the convict of raping the girl under 12 years og age. However Madhya Pradesh has already celarewd a bill with same provision and rule in December 2017, while Haryana Govt. is already prepared to give a nod to such boll in March 2018. Meanwhile according to reports Maharashtra and Karnataka is considering too the death penalty against the child rapist.

On Friday in the assembly, State Home Minister Gulab Chand Kataria introduced The Criminal Laws  Bill(Rajasthan Amendment), 2018. Seeking to add a section 376-AA IPC, defining ” Death sentence for raping a woman below 12 years, means if one is found accused of committing rape on a girl up to 12 years or below, shall be punished death penalty or rigorous imprisonment of a term of fourteen years will be extended to lifetime. Means the accused will remain in jail till the natural death.

On Friday Rajasthan Home Minister GC Kataria said that ” We have recently ebbed two new amendment in the bill. Life sentence and life imprisonment for confict of commitment of rape against girls of twelve year age or below. ”

A parallel amendment is been made introducing 376-DD, which is for gang rape.  Now a day rape and gang rapes against minor are taking place every now and then.  This new amendment will take care of such criminals.

 

A. R. Krishna

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