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Government plans capital punishment for rape: Law Minister

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|  08 Oct 2020, 20:52
Government plans capital punishment for rape: Law Minister
Law Minister Anisul Huq
Law Minister Anisul Huq has said that the government is taking steps to revise the current law related to rape and upgrade the punishment to death penalty. The proposal of the revised law will be tabled in the next ministerial meeting on Monday.

He said, the decision has been taken following the direction of the Prime Minister.

According to the current woman and child repression prohibition act-2000 there are some provisions for punishment related to rape and rape related death, such as-

If a man committed rape to any woman or child then he will be awarded life term rigorous imprisonment and also be fined.

If death of a woman or child would occur following rape then the culprit will be punished to death sentence or lifetime rigorous imprisonment and also will be fined at least taka one lakh.

If death occurs to the victim of gang rape then the perpetrators each will be awarded death penalty or lifetime rigorous imprisonment and will also be fined at least one lakh taka.

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