ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Death Penalty for Rape?

The two Shakti Mills gang rape cases have caught public attention as they are the first high-profile test cases after the Criminal Law (Amendment) Act came into force in April 2013.

 In a way they were “showpiece” cases for the State. The Mumbai police ensured that the criminals were detected and arrested without delay. The statements of victims were detailed and graphic. The forensic reports nailed the accused. The charge sheets were filed within a month. A highly connected special public prosecutor was appointed at a huge cost to the State.  Over 100 witnesses deposed and the trial was concluded in record time.

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