J&K govt approves death penalty to child rapists

J&K govt approves death penalty to child rapists
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Jammu, Apr 24: The Jammu and Kashmir cabinet headed by Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Tuesday approved an ordinance to allow courts to pronounce death penalty to child rapists.
The ordinance would be at par with the central government law on death to accused found guilty of raping a victim up to twelve years of age.
Those guilty of raping a victim, aged between 13 and 16, will get a life sentence.