The Uttar Pradesh government will ask the Centre to amend existing laws to ensure death penalty to rapists, chief minister Yogi Adityanath said on Wednesday.
“It is necessary that rapists get strict punishment. We are going to send a letter to the Centre to make necessary amendments to award capital punishment to rapists,” Adityanath said according to a release issued here.
The comments, made in a meeting called to review law and order, come in the backdrop of a massive outrage over Unnao and Kathua cases. A BJP MLA, Kuldeep Singh Sengar, stands accused of rape in Unnao in UP while a minor was allegedly killed after being raped in Kathua in J&K.