30 Dec '12, 1pm

Singapore to use Delhi gang-rape case to defend death penalty

Singapore to use Delhi gang-rape case to defend death penalty

Illustration by Sudhir Shetty DNA Singapore on Sunday said it would cite the "heartbreaking case" of the 23-year-old Delhi gang- rape victim as an example to reject demands for abolition of death penalty in the city state. In a Facebook post, Singapore's Minister for Law and Foreign Affairs K Shanmugam said people were "sickened" by the horrific gang-rape and her subsequent death in Singapore. Describing the attack on the Delhi girl as a "heartbreaking case", Shanmugam said he would often cite cases like these as examples when he discusses with people who want the death penalty in Singapore to be abolished. "Many would agree that this is a type of case where, if the injuries inflicted were of a nature sufficient to cause death, then the abusers should face the death penalty," he wrote. The Delhi girl, who has never been named, died at Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapoer ...

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