Parliament debates rising rapes, depravity
New Delhi: Police slapped gang-rape charges on the two men, including a 19-year-old who was nabbed from Bihar Monday, in the barbaric rape of a five-year-old girl as parliament hotly debated rising rapes and "depravity" in society, with many demanding death for child rapists.
Even as protests continued in the capital, a rape attempt was made on an 11-year-old girl by a 22-year-old rickshaw puller in west Delhi. The second accused, Pradeep Ram, was nabbed from Bihar's Lakhisarai district in the wee hours and remanded in judicial custody till May 4. He was brought to Delhi. Police had arrested Manoj Kumar, 22, on April 20 from his in-law's house in Bihar's Muzaffarpur district.
The two have been booked under section 376-D of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) relating to gang-rape, Deputy Commissioner of Police Prabhakar told IANS. The savagery of the rape saw parliament members voice outrage as they debated the issue, which saw participation of several women members. Many members, especially from the BJP, asked for death penalty for rapists of children.