Kejriwal advocates death penalty for rapists

Kejriwal advocates death penalty for rapists

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today advocated capital punishment for rapists, and said the Delhi government was ready to fund new courts for this.

Kejriwal was responding to a tweet of Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) Chief Swati Maliwal about the rape of a seven-year-old girl in outer Delhi's Kanjhawla area.

"There should be capital punishment for rapist within six months following which rape (cases) would be curbed. For this, Delhi government is ready to provide funds to set up new courts," Kejriwal tweeted.

Earlier in the day, the DCW chief had said to ensure rapists of minor girls got the death penalty within six months, she was ready to work in her office and on the field non-stop until November 14.

Two juveniles had been apprehended for allegedly raping the minor on Saturday, the police said yesterday.  

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