Goa MP seeks death penalty for rapists
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Last Updated: Monday, May 03, 2010, 22:46
  
Panaji: A Congress MP from Goa today moved a private member bill in Rajya Sabha seeking amendment in section 376 of IPC providing death penalty for certain category of offences of rape.

In his statement of objects and reasons, Shantaram Naik says that certain classes of rapes are to be handled differently providing for more stringent punishment considering the circumstances under which such offences are committed.

The bill provides for death penalty or imprisonment for life to whoever being a police officer commits rape within the limits of the police station to which he is appointed or in the premises of any station house whether or not situated in the police station to which he is appointed.

The death penalty should also be awarded to a police officer if he rapes a woman in his custody or in the custody of his subordinate.

The Rajya Sabha MP has also said that if a public servant takes advantage of his official position and rapes a woman in his custody should be dealt with death penalty or life term.

The death sentence should also be awarded to a person, part of the staff of a hospital, who takes advantage of his official position and rapes a woman in that hospital.

Those raping pregnant woman or girls below the age of 12 should also be awarded death penalty, the bill reads.

PTI


First Published: Monday, May 03, 2010, 22:46


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