Rajasthan passes bill awarding death for rape of girls aged 12 or less

DN Bureau

The Rajasthan assembly on Friday unanimously passed a bill that will see rapists of girls 12 years or below being hanged till death.

Vasundhara Raje
Vasundhara Raje

Jaipur: The Rajasthan assembly on Friday unanimously passed a bill that will see rapists of girls 12 years or below being hanged till death.

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Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje led Rajasthan has become second state after Madhya Pradesh to pass such a bill.

Now the bill will be sent to the Centre and will need the assent of the President to become a law.

In December last year, Shivraj Singh Chouhan led Madhya Pradesh government passed Dand Vidhi (Madhya Pradesh Sanshodhan) Vidheyak in 2017.

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Both Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh are ruled by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). (ANI)

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