Rapists in India are henceforth to be sentenced to death.
According to reports, Indian President Ram Nath Kovind has signed into law stricter measures to dealing with convicted children rapist. It is reported that anyone who rapes any child below the age of 12 years, once found guilty will be sentenced to death. The ordinance was passed on Saturday, as the high rate of rape is becoming worrisome.This is coming after an 8-year-old girl was gang-raped and murdered in the state of Jammu and Kashmir and another female child, a 16-year old, allegedly gang-raped by a lawmaker in Uttar Pradesh. The law will be valid for six months, during which it has to be ratified by the parliament. The old law prescribed a 20-year jail term or life imprisonment for rapists. it was also ordered that every rape investigation must be done fast, with a 2 months period given for this.