Pakistan PM Imran Khan calls for public hanging, chemical castration of rapists

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Imran Khan
Imran Khan

Islamabad : Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has called for public hanging and chemical castration of rapists who raped a woman in front of her kids on a highway in Lahore last week.

"They [rapists] should be given exemplary punishments. In my opinion, they should be hanged at the chowk [intersection]," Al Jazeera quoted Khan as saying. 

"The way murders are graded as first degree, second degree and third degree, rape should also be graded this way, and the first grade rapists should be castrated and (made) incapable completely," he added.

Last week, a woman was attacked by men on the Lahore highway after her car broke down.

Unidentified assailants attacked her car, broke the window, dragged woman to the nearby fields and raped her in front of her children, said a media report.

The rapists are on the run and police has issued a lookout notice to nab them.