'Rapists deserve death sentence'

Published: Dec 19, 2012, 08:18 IST | A Correspondent |

Condemning the gang rape of the 23-year-old girl in the capital, actor Salman Khan yesterday said rapists should be hanged.

“In my view, there should be a death sentence for all rapists. Such things have no role in our life. I feel disgusted after hearing such things. For me, this is a third grade crime. I also believe that there should be a norm that if a rapist goes to jail, he should be beaten to death,” said the 46-year-old.

Khan stated that people should have zero tolerance for such crime and that they should try to stop it if they come across any such incident.

“I think Indian society needs to be ‘dabang’ (bold) in their approach. I recently read the news of a girl who was being molested while people standing nearby were making videos on their phones. This is not the real India and I don’t think such incidents could ever happen in front of my eyes,” he added. 

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