Rising crimes against women
By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, March 29: BJP MP from Tezpur Ram Prasad Sharma feels the need of a firing squad to be vested with the power of shooting rapists in public glare when caught red-handed to bring rapists to their knees and instill fear amongst people committing crimes against women.
Talking to The Sentinel in Guwahati on Thursday, Sharma said: “Those who commit heinous crimes like rapes must be shot in public glare. This is the only way to curb such incidents.”
The MP was a practicing lawyer in the Gauhati High Court before becoming an MP. He said ‘capital punishment’ is the only way to deal with those assaulting women. “Rape cases should be tried in fast-track courts so as to ensure disposal of a case within three months. To make this happen, the police will have to submit charge sheets of such cases within 15 days. The punishments should be exemplary,” he said, and suggested a ten-year-jail term for anyone convicted of molestation.
Assam has seen a spurt in crimes against women in the past two years. Of late the situation in the State is hot after the recent rape and murder of a minor at Batadraba in gaon.