Two people have booked in connection with the alleged rape case of girls, including minors, in Madhya Pradesh, police said on Sunday.
The Andhra Pradesh Assembly on Friday passed the Andhra Pradesh Disha Bill 2019 also known as the Andhra Pradesh Criminal Law (Amendment) Act 2019 to award death sentence for offences of rape and gang rape and expediting verdict in trials of such cases within 21 days.
Noting that incidents of rape and crimes against women are "unfortunate and highly condemnable", Prasad asserted that perpetrators of such "heinous" crimes will be punished expeditiously through the judicial process.
There should be no provision of mercy pleas for child rapists, President Ram Nath Kovind said on Friday as he called on the Parliament to consider a review.
Rape convicts under POCSO Act should not have right to file mercy petition. Parliament should review mercy petitions, says President Kovind