MP Cabinet approves death sentence for those convicted of rape of minor girls below 12 years

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Bhopal: To address the issue of rising crimes against women in the State, the Madhya Pradesh Cabinet presided over by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan today (Sunday 26 November, 2017) cleared the proposal for death sentence for those convicted of raping minor girls below the age of 12 years.

The Cabinet also passed the resolution for death sentence to gang rape convicts and approved the proposal to amend the penal code to increase the punishment for rape convicts.