Death penalty similar to 2012 Delhi gang rape case must for Kuthua culprits: PDP

‘Life imprisonment to convicts not enough to ensure justice to victim’

Srinagar: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leader and MLC Mohammad Khurshid Alam has demanded death penalty for the culprits of heinous rape-murder case, stating that mere life imprisonment wouldn’t be enough for peoples’ wounds to heal.

Alam in a statement said that that on 10 September 2013, the four adult defendants were found guilty of rape, murder in 2012 Delhi gang rape case and all four were given death penalty by the court. “Why a different yard stick has been adopted here. The rape and murder of the 8-year old was most heinous, inhuman and devilish act that shammed the entire humanity. Giving the culprits mere life imprisonment wouldn’t be enough in any way. Death penalty is must for sending out a strong message to those who are waiting in wings to commit such heinous crimes,” Alam said.

The PDP leader also hailed the courage and will with which the PDP President Mehbooba Mufti as Chief Minister fought for the justice for the victims child and even put her government on stake for that.

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Alam said that in the rarest of the rare cases has such an impeccable will witnessed when the government has employed best lawyers of the country to defend the victim in Supreme Court and pitch for severe punishment to the culprits. He said that the courage and determination of the PDP President will act as a torch bearer for all those saner voices of the society fighting for the weaker sections and downtrodden people.