- Rajasthan has passed a Bill providing for death penalty to those convicted of raping girls of 12 years and below.
National Crime Records Bureau’s 2016:
- According to the National Crime Records Bureau’s 2016 report, the cases of crimes against children have seen a steady increase in Rajasthan.
- The State recorded 4,034 such cases in 2016, which was 3.8% of the crimes against children registered across the country.
- In 2015, the State had registered 3,689 cases of crimes against children.
About the Bill;
- The Bill provides for capital punishment or rigorous imprisonment ranging between 14 years and lifelong incarceration.
- It also makes a similar provision for gang-rape of a girl child, while laying down death penalty or imprisonment from 20 years to lifelong incarceration for those convicted of the offence.
- Rajasthan has become the second State, after Madhya Pradesh, to pass a Bill providing for the death penalty to those convicted of raping girls of 12 years and below.