Death to Rapist: Madhya Pradesh need to take more farsighted approaches first
According to a report by the Times of India, Madhya Pradesh topped the list of states with reported rapes in 2015. A total of 4,391 rape cases were filed in MP in 2015! From among the total cases, the majority of women victims were in the age group of 18—30 years of age. As reported by Firstpost, in 95% of rape cases, the victim knows the accused. Indeed, the relationship of the accused with the victim might interfere with the death sentence. Many times, such crimes are left unreported not only because of the stigma around the subject but also because of social status, relationships, family dynamics, etc. A report by Hindustan Times stated that 248 rape cases reported between February 2016 and 2017 were gang-raped. Convicting those culprits to a death sentence might have some effect.