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Goa Minister for death penalty for rapists

Panaji (Goa) [India], Jul 2 (ANI): Goa Tourism Minister Manohar Ajgaonkar on Monday said rapists should be hanged till death. "This is a very serious matter and strict action will be taken. Rapists should be hanged till death. But in a democracy, it does not happen. It happens in Dubai but not here," Ajgaonkar said. The Tourism Minister reaction came after a taxi driver was arrested on June 29 for allegedly raping a 20-year-old woman in Goa. The 48-year-old raped the woman late on Thursday evening near Goa's Dabolim International Airport. Police Inspector-in-charge of the Vasco police station, Nolasco Raposo told ANI that the victim was on an evening walk when the taxi driver stopped alongside her and offered her a lift. "When she refused, the victim claims that she was forcefully pulled into the vehicle and taken to a deserted area and raped," Raposo added. An FIR was registered under sections 365 (kidnapping) and 376 (rape) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). (ANI)
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