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Delhi gangrape: Jaya calls for deterrent laws

Posted on Dec 27, 09:53AM | UNI

Terming the gangrape of a paramedical student in Delhi as a 'shocking crime', AIADMK supremo and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa today called for deterrent laws to prevent such incidents in future.

In a brief interaction with the media at her Poes Garden residence on her return from Gujarat after attending the swearing-in ceremony of Chief Minister Narendra Modi, she said, "it's a shocking crime".

Ms Jayalalithaa said, "The event, you are referring to, took place in New Delhi. It's a shocking crime." "There is no doubt that deterrent laws should be put in place and the period of trial and investigation should be shortened so that justice is meted out swiftly," she added.

"Only that will act as a deterrent in future," she said.

To another question, Ms Jayalalithaa said police were acting immediately on complaints of sexual assault in the state.

She said she went to Gujarat to congratulate Mr Modi in person and offer her best wishes for becoming the Chief Minister for the fourth time.