Indian government should announce Capital Punishment for Rapists
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India outcry after eight-month-old baby raped!
Just an outcry won't help us keeping our sisters, daughters, mothers safe from such rapists.
It is high time, Indian government should announce stricter punishments for such criminals, who rape children and women, without any fear of any severe punishment.
Strict punishments will create a fear amongst the criminals and those who plan to commit a crime. A crime so horrendous, in which a baby as young as 8 months old is raped.
An eight-month-old baby girl has been raped, allegedly by her cousin, in the Indian capital Delhi.
Police say she is in a critical condition after being admitted to hospital on Sunday. They have arrested the 28-year-old cousin.
Delhi Commission for Women chief Swati Maliwal, who visited the girl, described her injuries as "horrific".
The debate over sexual violence in India has grown after the fatal gang rape of a female student in 2012.
The rape of the baby girl happened on Sundaybut came to light on Monday after local media reported it .
Ms Maliwal tweeted that the baby had undergone a three-hour operation and that her cries could be heard in the hospital.
Is this a new low for India?
A look at the statistics, compiled by the government, shows that such crimes are not uncommon.
And worryingly, their numbers are rising rapidly.
According to the latest National Crime Records Bureau data, 2016 saw 19,765 cases of child rape being registered in India - a rise of 82% from 2015 when 10,854 cases were recorded.
A couple of years ago, an 11-month-old was kidnapped by a neighbour while she slept next to her mother and brutally raped for two hours.
And in November 2015, a three-month-old was kidnapped and assaulted in the southern city of Hyderabad .
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