Perpetrators of rape should be made impotent: NCW chief
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Demanding enactment of stringent laws to deter people from committing crimes like rape, the National Commission for Women (NCW) today favoured capital punishment for perpetrators and even suggested that they should be made "impotent".
"Capital punishment is very important. I suggest that they should be made impotent so they repent every day of their life. It is very important, unless such punishments are meted to the culprits, I don't think women will feel secure in our country," NCW Chairperson Mamta Sharma said here.
Sharma, who broke down during the inaugural address at the National Consultation on Reviewing the Strategies to Improve the Provision of PC and PNDT Act, termed the gangrape of a 23-year-old paramedical student as shameful not only for Delhi but also for the entire country.
"There is a need to strictly work in such cases."
The NCW along with its member organisations and NGOs from nine states today unanimously passed a resolution demanding strict action against the accused.
They also asked for enactment of stringent laws to prohibit such crimes and said mere removal of tinted glass and increase in police patrol won't solve the purpose.
Sharma, however, said just passing a resolution won't be sufficient and the step needs to be backed by strong action.
She also demanded sensitisation of the police and insisted that the probe of rape case shouldn't be handled by an officer less than the rank of Deputy Superintendent of Police. She also pointed that a detailed report of the crime should be presented within a month.
"I am not saying that all officers are insensitive towards rape victims but there have been instances when the victim is not treated properly when she goes to a police station to file her complaint. We want rape investigations to be carried out by the officers not below the rank of DSP," she said.
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