Haryana Women’s Commission proposes capital punishment for raping minors
The commission said that the proposal had been sent to the Haryana government and a meeting with chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar would be held in the coming week.india Updated: Jan 20, 2018 00:06 IST
After a series of rape and murder incidents sparked outrage across the state, Haryana Women’s Commission has proposed capital punishment for those convicted of raping minors.
Addressing a press conference at the PWD rest house in Hisar after a meeting with the administration and police, Suman Bedi, a member of the Commission, said: “Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan governments have the provision of capital punishment for raping a minor. We have sought to implement the same in Haryana as the increasing number of rape and murder cases have become a growing concern.”
She said a proposal on the same has been sent to the Haryana government and a meeting with chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar would be held in the coming week.
“I am here to take details of the three-year-old who was allegedly raped by a 14-year-old neighbour in Hisar. I have also directed the police to intensify patrolling in the city to ensure safety of girls,” Bedi said.
Pointing out that the police officers in the respective jurisdiction should also be held accountable, Bedi said: “We are also considering action against police officers in charge of the area where a crime takes place. The Women’s Commission is also developing a mobile application through which girls can send SOS alerts.”
On allegations of “honey trap” incidents, Bedi said police must investigate all cases and ensure action against those involved.
Over the last four days, the state has seen a number of such case, with the Haryana Police having busted five gangs that lodged false rape cases against men to extort money from them.