Indian Court Orders Faster Investigations of Child Rape Cases
India’s Supreme Court has ordered high courts to guarantee speedier investigations in child rape cases.
The Supreme Court announced the ruling on Tuesday. It follows public anger over recent rapes and killings of young girls and other attacks on children.
Chief Justice Dipak Misra and the court’s other members also ordered the creation of special groups to investigate those cases in need of special attention. They also ruled that those cases should be tried by special courts.
The Supreme Court added that high courts have made efforts to provide “child friendly“ courtrooms.
Last month, the Indian government ruled that courts could use the death sentence to punish those found guilty of raping a child less than 12 years old.