GUNTUR: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minsiter N Chandrababu Naidu on Saturday said that persons committing crimes, including sexual assault, against women should be hanged.
After visiting the nine-year-old sexual assault victim at the Government General Hospital in Guntur, Mr Naidu said “There is no place for such criminals. Whoever commits such crimes…it should be the last day of his life.”
“They should be hanged. We will deal with them sternly and book them under Nirbhaya Act and POCSO Act. It should serve as a strong warning to others,” he added.
The chief minister announced that Rs. 5 lakh would be deposited in the girl’s name for her future in addition to the Rs. 5 lakh compensation offered to the victim’s family yesterday. Along with this a two-acre agricultural land, a house and an outsourced job would also be given to the girl’s father.
CM Naidu also promised that he will personally bear all expenses of the girl’s education till she reaches a higher position and be her guardian.
Mr Naidu welcomed the death penalty to child rapists under the new law.
“We have to deal with such criminals firmly. Women should spit on their faces if they are found on streets. At the same time, we should also create awareness among people against such crimes,” he added.
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