BJP MP comes under attack for rape remark

A BJP MP from Chhattisgarh landed himself in a controversy over his remark that the rape of grown-up girls and women might be understandable but a sexual assault on an infant is a heinous crime.

Political parties slammed Ramesh Bais for his remark. While the BJP said the age of the victim is of no importance, the Congress condemned it as unfortunate.

Bais said those who commit heinous crime like rape of a minor should be hanged. "Barabari ya bade logo ke sath balatkar samajh me ata hai, lekin nabalik bachhiyo ke sath is tarah ka jaghanya apradh karma. Inko to fasi par latka dena chahiye. (The rape of grown-up girls and women might be understandable but if someone does this to an infant, it is a heinous crime and the offenders should be hanged)," he told reporters in Raipur.

Bais made the remarks on Wednesday while referring to the rape case involving minor inmates of a government-run residential school in Kanker district of Chhattisgarh. This incident of sexual assault came to light last Sunday.

Asaram camp at Kumbh vandalised

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