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Rape laws will be made more stringent: Shinde

IANS  New Delhi, December 29, 2012
First Published: 10:32 IST(29/12/2012) | Last Updated: 13:18 IST(29/12/2012)

Home minister Sushilkumar Shinde on Saturday mourned the death of the young gangrape victim in Singapore and promised to enact "more stringent laws" to prevent such crime.

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"Her death will not go in vain," the minister said in a message. "There will be maximum punishment for the accused. This incident is a lesson (for all us)."

He said that rape laws in the country would be made more stringent in order to prevent such incidents.

The victim was raped in a moving bus in Delhi December 16 by six males, including a suspected juvenile, and dumped to die by a roadside.

She was shifted to Singapore on Thursday.

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