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Government considering death penalty for rape offenders

Government considering death penalty for rape offenders
ISLAMABAD: The government is considering various changes in the present set of rape laws to introduce the death penalty for rapists of children and women whose cases involve aggravating factors. It...

Top Story September 18, 2020 ISLAMABAD: The government is considering various changes in the present set of rape laws to introduce the death penalty for rapists of children and women whose cases involve aggravating factors.At present, the offence of rape does not carry the death penalty.An amendment is now being proposed that the death penalty will be handed down to the rapists of children.In rape cases where the offender gets a life sentence, it would now mean jail for life or imprisonment till death.

According to another proposal, rape cases would be investigated by a gazetted police officer, preferably a woman officer.To ensure a speedy trial, there is a suggestion to set up special courts for rape cases.

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