NEW DELHI: As the people across the country protest on the streets seeking justice for Hyderabad veterinarian who was killed after rape, India’s lone hangman is of the view that the rapists must be hanged to put a curb on such such incidents.
He says such cases could be stopped only when the rapists are hanged, saying such action would create a terror among the criminals and they would resist from indulging in such crime.
“If the government had expedited on executing the hanging of the Nirbhaya case convicts, the Hyderabad case might not have happened. Why are we keeping them at Tihar jail?” India’s lone hangman Pawan told news agency IANS on Wednesday.
According to him, “Such criminals should be convicted as early as possible so as to set an example otherwise you can’t stop such crimes.”
He said he was ready to hang the rapists. “I am ready to execute the hanging of the convicts. I only need two to three days to hang them. I will give a trial and do the hanging,” Pawan was quoted as telling IANS.
According to a report of the National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB), a total of 359,849 cases were reported against woman in 2017. The report was released in October this year after a delay of two years.
As per the report, altogether 32,559 rapes were reported in 2017 in India with central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh topping the crime chart reporting a total of 5,562 rape cases. Uttar Pradesh comes second with 4,246 cases.