Death penalty or castration as a punishment for rape irrespective of victim's age
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I was reading about punishments for rape according to IPC 376 as a part of Forensic medicine and toxicology. It was 7 years. In case the criminal is a government employee or a person in authority it was 10 years. In case it resulted in death or vegetative state of victim only then is death for rapist is considered. So called more severe punishment for gang rape and the worst was it mentioned raping twice in a different section. Why are we demanding death sentence for raping minors? Isn't rape in itself a heinous crime? Doesn't a 18 year old or a 90 year old rape victim deserve justice as much as a minor?
The definition and law changed after nirbhaya case making it stronger but not strong enough to make rapists fear law and consequences of their action. If castration is executed as a punishment there is no need to even prove that this would instil fear in minds of rapists and bring down crime rates. Law has to change with the society. If the society has gone this far into inhumaness so should the law while punishing them.
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