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Rajasthan House passes bill for gallows to rapists of girls aged 12 or below

IANS  |  Jaipur 

The Assembly on Friday unanimously passed a bill that provides for the death sentence to those convicted of raping girls aged 12 years or below.

Once the bill is passed into law, will become only the second such state, after Madhya Pradesh, where the rapists of girls of 12 years or below will face the gallows.

The government took the step in view of the rise in crimes against females, including children, in recent times in the state.

According to officials, the had started preparing for bringing this bill soon after the government had introduced a similar bill in December last year.

Earlier, had said that various departments of the were studying the bill passed by the government to prepare the draft.

has also hinted at bringing a in his state given the increase in the number of rape cases there.



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First Published: Fri, March 09 2018. 19:18 IST