Members of the general public in Lae City have given their views about imposing death penalty on child rapists and murderers.
This follows the call made by the father of Rose Kimberley, a 7-year-old schoolgirl who was raped and killed in New Ireland Province last week.
Some parents in Lae City said the Justice department should impose tougher penalties to child rapists and murderers.
Brenda John, a mother who was angered by the story says the rapist and murder should not live.
The number of child rape and murder cases are on the rise in the country.
Furuyu Hone, a mother of four boys said, anyone is capable of committing this crime.
Hone continued, mindset training can be a solution to prevent such crimes.
Two community leaders from Bulolo District who came into Lae for business runs, support the idea of death penalty suggested by Kimberley’s father.