Asif and Irfan, the rapists, were awarded the death sentence under the newly introduced law (IPC 376) to protect women in India.
About 2 months ago, Asif and Irfan kidnapped an 8-year-old child from outside her school. Later, they gang-raped her and tried to slay her by slitting her throat, in Madhya Pradesh’s Mandsaur.
The child miraculously survived and the police nabbed the two rapists. Now with the justice fast-tracked, they are awarded the death sentence after found guilty. This death sentence was awarded to them under Indian Penal Code section 376DB (punishment for rape of a woman under 12 years of age by one or more persons). It is the first order under the new law enforced.