Haryana mulls capital punishment for raping minor girls

ANI | Updated: Jan 20, 2018 19:13 IST

Karnal (Haryana), Jan. 20 (ANI): Haryana will seek capital punishment for those found guilty of raping girls below 12 years, said Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Saturday.

"I am really hurt by the recent (rape) incidents. We have decided to make strong provisions. If such incidents of rape of girls aged below 12 are proved true, then in this session, we will make an act making capital punishment mandatory for such convicts," said Khattar after inaugurating a sugar mill in Karnal.

Recently, Haryana has seen at least six rape incidents, including the brutal rape and murder of a 15-year-old girl. Four of the six victims were minors, including one girl who was three-and-a-half-year-old. (ANI)