Do Away With Mercy Plea for Rape Convicts Under POCSO: Prez Kovind

(Correction: An earlier version of this article did not mention that the President's comments were made in the context of cases under the POCSO Act only.)

President of India Ram Nath Kovind while speaking at an event on Friday, 6 December, said rape convicts under POCSO Act should not have right to file mercy petition.

He was speaking at an event in Rajasthan’s Sirohi.

The comment comes in the backdrop of all four accused in the Hyderabad rape and murder case being killed in an encounter on Friday morning.

(This is a developing story. More details awaited.)

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