Arvind Kejriwal advocates death penalty for rapists, says Delhi govt ready to set up new courts

New Delhi: Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday advocated capital punishment for rapists, and said the Delhi government was ready to fund new courts for this.

Kejriwal was responding to a tweet of Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) Chief Swati Maliwal about the rape of a seven-year-old girl in outer Delhi's Kanjhawla area.

"There should be capital punishment for rapist within six months following which rape (cases) would be curbed. For this, Delhi government is ready to provide funds to set up new courts," Kejriwal tweeted.

Earlier in the day, the DCW chief had said to ensure rapists of minor girls got the death penalty within six months, she was ready to work in her office and on the field non-stop until 14 November.

Two juveniles had been apprehended for allegedly raping the minor on Saturday, the police said on Monday.

Updated Date: Nov 07, 2017 22:18 PM

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