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SC suggested for strict punishment in child rape cases

The Supreme Court on Monday suggested the Parliament to think of awarding more stringent punishment to those convicted of raping children.

The apex court made the observation during the hearing of a plea seeking castration of child abuse convicts filed by the Supreme Court Women Lawyers Association (SCWLA).

The petition contended that only castration can be an effective deterrent against these heinous crimes.

As many as 892 cases of child rape have been registered in 2015.

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