The matter was still under discussion while another shocking incident has left the officials shuddered. A 10-year-old girl was reportedly raped inside a chartered bus on Saturday in Delhi’s Sultanpuri area. The minor was allegedly raped by the driver when he lured her inside the bus. The vehicle was parked near the slum cluster of Sultanpuri.
The minor narrated the tragic incident to her family and friends. Her parents rushed to the police station where afterwards, medical examination proved the sexual assault. Police have taken a 47-year-old suspect, Rakesh Kaushal, in custody.
Moreover, in cases where rape leads to death of the victim or leaves her in “persistent vegetative state”, the minimum punishment can vary from 20 years of imprisonment to death penalty. However, the ordinance has nothing concrete to say about the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) and marital rape.