Arunachal CM mourns death of gang-rape victim

Last Updated: Sunday, December 30, 2012 - 14:16

Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Nabam Tuki joined the nation in mourning the death of 23-year-old gang-rape victim in New Delhi.

In a statement today, Tuki said, "This is really saddening. My heart goes out for the brave girl and her family members, particularly the parents who had pinned high hopes on her like in every family."

"Let this be a wake-up moment for all of us. Let us resolve to make a better society where women share equal rights and respect," he said.

The chief minister called for exemplary punishment to the guilty and extended support for stricter laws for crimes committed against women.

Tuki said similar incidents that violate the rights of women or their modesty would not be tolerated in his state.

PTI



First Published: Sunday, December 30, 2012 - 14:16

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