HARYANA: After Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan, Haryana becomes the third state where the state Assembly has made provision of capital punishment for those found guilty of raping a girl aged 12 years or below.
The state government also wants fast-track courts for dealing with rape cases to ensure speedy justice to the victims.
The House unanimously passed the Criminal Law (Haryana Amendment) Bill, 2018 to amend the IPC 1860, the Code of Criminal Procedure 1973 and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act 2012.
Congress Legislative Party leader Kiran Choudhry said, “There should not be cap on age of the victim to award death penalty to guilty in rape cases. she further said, “Its worst crime than of murder.”