Former Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai. (File photo/RSS)
KATHMANDU: Former Prime Minister and Janata Samajwadi Party leader Dr. Baburam Bhattarai has demanded death penalty to rapists.
Writing on a microblogging site Twitter on Sunday evening, Bhattarai said that rapists should be given death penalty.
He raised the issue of death penalty claiming legal reforms are required to prevent rape.
Referring to the incident of the murder after rape case of a girl from Bajhang, Dr. Bhattarai has raised the issue of death penalty.
He tweeted, “Our state has been found guilty in the rape and murder case of Namita during the monarchy period (from Sunita to Nirmala Pant-Samjhana BK during the republican period). Now let’s do this: Punishment to official who fails to arrest the rapists, separate bench in the court and death penalty to the accused.”
राजतन्त्र कालका नमिता-सुनितादेखि गणतन्त्र कालका निर्मला पन्त-सम्झना विकसम्मको बलात्कार-हत्या प्रकरणमा हाम्रो राज्य नै दोषी रहेको पुष्टी भैसक्यो।अब यसो गरौं:१.अपराधी नपक्रने/मुद्दा ठीक नलगाउने जिम्मेदार पदाधिकारीलाई कार्वाही;२.अदालतमा छुट्टै बेन्चको स्थापना;३.अपराधीलाई मृत्युदण्ड!
— Baburam Bhattarai (@brb1954) September 27, 2020