Lok Sabha passes bill to award death penalty to child rape convicts

death penalty to child rape convicts

The Lok Sabha on Monday passed a crucial bill which allows courts to award death penalty to child rape convicts. The bill will include the convicts guilty of raping minor girls below the age of 12. The passing of this bill has replaced the Criminal Law Ordinance which was formed on April 21 after an 8-year-old girl in Kathua was raped.