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Oct 11, 2018
Women need faith in police, judiciary to speak up; death penalty neither ends rape, nor instils confidence among themA major problem is that with the rape of girls below 12 punishable by the death penalty under the ordinance, there are now high chances that the accused will murder the child after the rape.
Sep 19, 2018
Madhya Pradesh court sentences man to death for raping four-year-old girl in Satna districtMadhya Pradesh was the first state to enact a law last December providing for death penalty for rapists of minor girls below 12.
Aug 21, 2018
Mandsaur rape case: Madhya Pradesh court pronounces death sentence for two accused of raping 8-year-oldSpecial Judge Nisha Gupta had earlier on Tuesday convicted the two men — Irfan alias Bhaiyu (20) and Asif (24) — and held them guilty under relevant sections, public prosecutor BS Thakur told PTI. The pronouncement of the quantum of sentence was scheduled for later in the day.
Aug 10, 2018
Tennessee orders first death sentence in a decade, executes man for rape and murder of 7-year-old girlUS' Tennessee executed a man for raping and murdering a sever-year-old girl. The state gave its first death sentence in nearly a decade
Jul 30, 2018
Lok Sabha takes up Bill providing for death penalty to child rape convicts, most members welcome proposed amendmentThe bill stipulates stringent punishment for perpetrators of rape, particularly of girls below 12 years. Death sentence has been provided for rapists of girls under 12 years. The minimum punishment in cases of rape of women has been increased from rigorous imprisonment of seven years to 10 years, extendable to life imprisonment.
Jul 25, 2018
Udayakumar custodial death: Special CBI court sentences two Kerala Police officers to death in 2005 caseAccording to the prosecution, Udayakumar, was taken into custody in connection with a case of theft and had died in a police station in Thiruvananthapuram.
Jul 22, 2018
Justice Madan B Lokur says juvenile convicts can't be given death penalty for every rape, murder caseJustice Madan B Lokur, the chairman of the Supreme Court Juvenile Justice Committee, has said that juvenile convicts cannot be handed down capital punishment in every case pertaining to heinous crimes such as rape and murder. He said judgement in such cases had to be delivered on the basis of evidence.
Jul 21, 2018
Rajasthan: 19-year-old man given death penalty in Alwar for raping infant; first sentencing under new lawA 19-year-old man has been sentenced to death in Rajasthan for raping a seven-month-old infant, under a new law that allows death penalty for rapists if the victim was a minor under 12 years of age.
Jul 12, 2018
Trivendra Singh Rawat says Uttarakhand will make provisions introducing death penalty for rape of minorsUttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat on Thursday said the state government will make provisions for sending rapists of minor girls to the gallows.
Jul 10, 2018
Madras High Court upholds death sentence against techie for rape, murder of seven-year-old girl in 2017The Madras High Court confirmed the death sentence given to a 23-year-old techie by a lower court for the rape and murder of a seven-year-old girl in 2017.