Sushma Swaraj demands death sentence for Mumbai rapists

New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) BJP leader Sushma Swaraj Saturday demanded death penalty for the five men accused of gang-raping a photojournalist in Mumbai.

The leader of opposition in Lok Sabha told media persons here that she favoured stringent punishment for those guilty of rape.

She said that she was of the firm view that if the guilty in Dec 16 Delhi gang-rape case get a death sentence, then such crimes against women would stop somewhere.

A woman photo-journalist with an English magazine and her colleague, on an assignment to the Shakti Mills Compound at Mahalaxmi in central Mumbai late Thursday, were accosted by five men, who assaulted the man and gang-raped the woman in thick undergrowth in the sprawling compound.

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