Vasco: Central government is considering to make the law regarding punishment to convicts in rape-murder cases more stringent, Union minister of State for Defence Shripad Naik said on Sunday.
Naik was responding to the number of cases related to rape and murder of the victim in the country. Four persons who were arrested in connection with the rape and murder of vet in Hyderbad were killed in police encounter.
“These cases have been reported from across the country. There is need of strict implementation of existing laws,” the union minister said at the sidelines of a function held at Vasco town on Sunday.
“The laws should be implemented so that there is fear in the minds of such criminals,” he said.
Naik also said that the law should be more stringent related to such cases. “The law should be more stringent. There is a demand to make it stringent and central government is considering it,” he said.