- Despite Nirbhaya verdict, incidents of rape are on the rise
- There is need for faster verdict in such matters
- Even accused who are minors should not be spared from the rigorous punishment
Four youths have been booked by the police in Sikar district for circulating an obscene video of a teenage girl after allegedly abducting and raping her.
The accused, all residents of Dantaramgarh, have been booked following the complaint of victim's father who has alleged that his daughter was kidnapped seven months back. The man, in his complaint, has alleged that his daughter was raped by the accused who also circulated an obscene video on social media, SHO Dantaramgarh Surendra Kumar Saini said.
The SHO added that the victim is a student of class X. Police have lodged a case under IPC sections 511 (Punishment for attempting to commit offences punishable with imprisonment for life or other imprisonment), 376 (Punishment for rape), 363 (Punishment for kidnapping), 366(A) (Procuration of minor girl), sections of POCSO Act and IT Act.
Further investigation in the case is on, they said. It looks like rapists have not learnt their lesson from the verdict in the Nirbhaya case. The increase in the number of rape incidents is a matter of concern.
Recently, a North-Eastern woman who had come to Bangalore in search of a job was raped inside a car. With many such incidents being reported in various cities and rural areas all over India, strict measures and fast track courts must deal with the issue and make sure that justice is not delayed.
Currently, to ensure fair probe the trials go on for ears and most girls who cannot keep appearing in the court for such long time either withdraw the case or agree to an out-of-the-court settlement.
Just like in Nirbhaya case, there is no law which punishes the minors who are charged with rape cases. Nirbhaya’s accused completed his term of sentence in the juvenile home and then was released. There is a need for stricter laws and a provision for a faster verdict in these cases.
Last Updated 31, Mar 2018, 7:02 PM IST