Mainpuri (UP): Prominent SP leader Mohammad Azam Khan has demanded that rapists should be "stoned" to death in public as per Islamic law, saying capital punishment is much less for such a heinous crime.
Advocating reverting to `Sangsar`, punishment by stoning, the Uttar Pradesh Cabinet Minister made these comments during an interaction with reporters here on Wednesday.
He was asked for a comment on the Delhi gang-rape case.
"The capital punishment is much less for an offence like rape. The rapist should be beaten to death by stoning as per Islamic law Sangsar," the minister said.