The Madhya Pradesh Cabinet on Sunday approved the death sentence for rape involving minor girls of age 12 or below.
Rape includes gangrape too.
The amendment in penal code to increase the fine and punishment for rape where victims are above 12 years was also approved by the state cabinet.
State’s home minister Bhupendra Singh said the move is aimed at reducing rising instances of sexual crimes.
Maximum rapes involving minors and otherwise occur MP.
Earlier this month, four people, including a 67-year-old man and a woman, were arrested for the gang-rape of a 10-year-old girl in the state’s capital.
According to the police, the woman, known as Suman Aunty to the 10-year-old girl, lured the victim into her house promising chocolate and let three men gangrape the child.
A UPSC aspirant returning from her coaching classes was gang-raped in Bhopal, that triggered widespr