India approves death penalty for child rapists | Sunday Observer

India approves death penalty for child rapists

India’s government has decided to prescribe the death penalty for people convicted of raping girls under the age of 12 to combat an increase in crimes against women.

The decision follows an outrage over the recent brutal rape and killing of an 8-year-old girl in Jammu-Kashmir State and the alleged rape of a girl by a ruling party lawmaker in Uttar Pradesh State.

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