MNS leader Raj Thackeray slammed the Samajwadi Party supremo for defending Shakti Mills rapists

MNS chief said a high-profile politician such as Mulayam Singh has shamed the society by supporting sexual offenders found guilty of raping.

Raj Thackeray

Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yadav on Thursday stoked a fresh controversy after saying that rapists should not be handed death penalty as boys make "mistakes".

Citing the recent example of a court sentencing three men found guilty of gang-raping two women in the abandoned Shakti Mills in Mumbai last year, he said there was a need to change the new rape law, which provides for death sentence to repeat rape offenders.