With state election later this year, the Rajasthan government approved a bill providing for the death penalty to those convicted of raping girls under 12 years of age.
It is on the lines of the legislation enacted by the state of Madhya Pradesh has already cleared a bill with similar provisions in December last year.
It need be mentioned that similar bills may also be brought in Maharashtra and Karnataka.
Two amendments were made in the bill including that the convict cannot leave the prison for life even after completing 14 years of sentence.
Earlier in February, Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje had announced that the state government will bring in more stringent punishment for rapists of girls under 12 years.>