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How Should Rape Be Punished by Law In Nepal?

Sukirti-SharmaRape is a type of sexual assault initiated by one or more person against someone’s consent. Victim can be a person who does not have the ability to understand the nature of the act because of young age, mental disability or substance intoxication. Rape by all means is a criminal act and should be treated with utmost seriousness.

Punishment for rape should not be death sentence instead the rapist should compensate for the damages s/he rendered. Also, the victim should be given the power to choose the punishment for the rapist which could be imprisonment, flogging and others.
In my opinion, rape punishment should not be limited to imprisonment for few years which will allow the criminal to repeat the crime again after bail. Instead such criminals should be castrated and jailed for life.

ER. Sukirti Sharma 
Relationship Manager 
Nepal Investment Bank Limited