Renuka wants death for Noida rape accused
The Noida gangrape case gave fresh ammunition today to Union minister Renuka Chaudhary to take on UP CM Mayawati and the fiery Congress leader also favoured death sentence to the accused.delhi Updated: Jan 07, 2009 20:50 IST
The Noida gangrape case gave fresh ammunition on Wednesday to Union minister Renuka Chaudhary to take on Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mayawati and the fiery Congress leader also favoured death sentence to the accused.
Chaudhary, the Minister for Women and Child Development, taunted Mayawati to "stop dreaming" of becoming prime minister since on Tuesday's case of gang-rape of a young unmarried girl in Noida came on the heels of the Nithari and Aurshi cases in her state.
She said none of the five youth arrested for allegedly raping the MBA student should get bail.
"How did they think that they can do such a thing and get away. And when that question arises you start questioning the Government.
"So I think we have to start questioning the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh...What she has to say about this," she said.
The Minister said, "You have Nithari and Arushi cases, you have Noida rapes. And that is sad if you can't solve the problem.
"I think you (Mayawati) should stop dreaming of being the Prime Minister," said Chaudhary who had earlier also got into a war of words with the BSP supremo following the Arushi murder and the Nithari child killings.
On what punishment should be meted out to the accused, she said, "It is a non-bailable offence...None of them should get bail and after that I believe that thepeople have to believe that there is a genuine investigation and what kind of people we are that we cannot protect our daughters."
Chaudhary said her personal view was that the accused should get death sentence.
Meanwhile, the National Commission for Women (NCW) constituted a two-member committee to inquire into the incident. The team also visited Noida.