Punishment to a rapist

9:17 am Health Care

  • One needs to distinguish between paraphiliac and non-paraphiliac rapists. Paraphiliac rapists have excessive sexual desire. Paraphiliac offenders commit sex offences because they are sexually aroused by the act. On the other hand, non-paraphiliac sex offenders are instigated by violations or ego-hurt or for taking revenge.
  • False allegations of rapes can occur in the following situations: if one of the partners in live-in relationship refuses to marry, if two consensual partners are caught in the sexual act by the society, someone exploits secrete of the other person.
  • One may lose intellect under the influence of alcohol and may end up in raping somebody if instigated.
  • Chemical castration is reversible and the effect of the injection lasts only 3-6 months. The injections are costly and need to be given by medical doctors.
  • Chemical castration in the long run leads to thinning of the bone (osteoporosis), feminine characteristics and increased tendency for cardiovascular diseases.
  • Chemical castration drugs are not safe and healthy.
  • In the long run influential people convicted for chemical castration will start paying bribes to doctors and get a water injection in place of chemical castration injection.
  • Chemical castration does not mean dissolving the male organ with a chemical. It only means reducing the blood testosterone levels to that of pre-puberty levels.
  • Non-injectable oral drugs, which block the action of testosterone are costlier and need to be taken every day. Therefore, they cannot be a part of chemical castration as punishment.
  • Surgical removal of testis will remove sexual desire permanently and the same can only be given as a punishment in patients who are spending life-term in the prison.
  • Depo Provera is another injection which can be given every three months to patients with paraphiliac sexual abnormality.
  • Deprivation of sex and non-fulfillment of sexual desires is one of the main causes of rapes.
  • If female commercial sex workers are banned in the society, the incidents of rape will increase as sexually deprived people with strong sexual urges will end up raping the minors.
  • People under the influence of alcohol and drugs will keep raping girls if not treated and counseled in time.

Dr K K Aggarwal is Padma Shri and Dr B C Roy National Awardee, President Heart Care Foundation of India and National Vice President-Elect IMA.

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