"I have raised the demand to award capital punishment to these four convicts. If they are awarded the death sentence, it would become a model for the country and effectively curb incidents of rapes," she said.

Delhi gang-rape case: All four accused convicted

"The new law has a provision to award capital punishment in a rape and murder case. This will be the first case under the new law in which the death sentence should be given," Sushma said.

On Tuesday, a Delhi court found four men guilty in connection with December 16 gang-rape case.

The court would hear arguments on the quantum of sentence on Wednesday.

(Agencies)

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